||Eating Systox-Treated Fruit under Controlled Conditions.
Upholt, William M. ;
Quinby, Griffith E. ;
Batchelor., Gordon S. ;
||Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Phosphorus organic compounds ;
Cholinesterase inhibitors ;
Toxic substances ;
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Based on the average daily consumption for 14 days of 102 grams of peaches and 345 grams of apples per person, the demeton equivalents consumed were about .05 mg in peaches and .10 mg in apples. The average body weight for the group was 77 kilograms. This indicates a daily dosage of about .0006 mg/kg for the peaches and about .0013 mg/kg for the apples. These dosages produced no apparent reduction in cholinesterase activity and no symptoms attributable to the demeton. It is concluded therefore that normally healthy adults can consume one peach or apple a day treated with demeton according to recommendations, without producing any apparent effects.