Registration Dossier

Administrative data

Endpoint:
additional toxicological information
Type of information:
other: General considerations
Adequacy of study:
other information

Data source

Reference
Title:
No information
Author:
Pennington JAT (1991). Silicon in foods and diets. Food Add.|and Cont. 8(1), 97-118.

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
no guideline required

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent

Results and discussion

Any other information on results incl. tables

RM-Freetext:
The average intake of silicon is 20-50 mg total Si/d
(Pennington, 1991). An estimation of 0.31 mg Si/kg bw/d in
females and 0.53 mg Si/kg bw/d in males made in an American
study, is representative for the intake in the Western
world. While the highest concentrations of total silicon are
found in seafood, eggs and diary products; the main dietary
sources are cereals and beverages.

Applicant's summary and conclusion