The Dietary Risk Index, or DRI, is an analytical system that quantifies the relative risks of pesticide residues in food. The DRI takes into account the known toxicity of a pesticide, allowing us to rank, based on current science and regulatory standards, the risk posed by certain foods. Access the interactive online interface and other information about the DRI here.
Hygeia and our partners are using the DRI to better understand the risk posed by certain foods, and to inform the public about how to prevent exposure to toxic pesticides in the diet.
Here are some exciting ways which the DRI is being applied:
Environmental Health Paper – “The Dietary Risk Index System: A Tool to Track Pesticide Dietary Risks”