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Table 2 Parameters used in the present study for health exposure assessment in bottled water sample

From: Evaluation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in bottled water samples (non-carbonated, mineral, carbonated and carbonated flavored water) in Tehran with MSPE-GC/MS method: a health risk assessment

Exposure parameters

Unit

References

SF

Carcinogenic slope factor of oral intake (7.3)

mg/(kg/d)

[34]

C

Concentrations of PAHs

μg/kg

EDI

Estimated daily intake

mg/kg

 

\(\mathrm{EF}i\)

Exposure frequency

Days per year

[35]

IR

Average daily intake

kg/day

[36]

ED

Exposure duration

Days

[6]

BEC

Benzo(a) pyrene equivalents concentrations by toxicity equivalency factors (TEFs)

[37]

AT

Average time

Days

[38]

BW

Body weight (for children and adults is between 15 and 70)

kg

[32]

TEFs

Toxic equivalent factors

Additional file 1: Table S1