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Pesticide News Story: Participate in DEEM's Discussion Forum

For Release: December 9, 2011

EPA recently released a beta version of the Dietary Exposure Evaluation Model-Food Commodity Intake Database (DEEM-FCID) to the public. We’d like to hear what you think of this software, so please participate in the discussion at https://blog.epa.gov/deem/2011/11/dietary-exposure-evaluation-model-discussion-forum/.

We would appreciate any feedback you can give us on the installation process, operating system and software compatibility issues, as well as comments regarding the data, ease of running the program and the input of data. These discussions will help us refine the usability of the software for later final release to the public which is expected in spring 2012.

DEEM-FCID is a dietary exposure analysis system for use in the performance of chronic and acute exposure assessments. This beta version is not intended for regulatory purposes, but is instead being released as an evaluation version for public testing and review. The agency will continue to use its current version of DEEM-FCID (v. 2.03) to conduct dietary risk assessments to estimate exposure and establish pesticide tolerances. The beta version of DEEM-FCID being released for public testing and evaluation contains more recent food commodity consumption data derived from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for 2003-2006 in place of the data from the USDA Continuing Survey of Food Intake by Individuals 1994-96/1998 that are currently used in dietary assessments.

Read more about the DEEM-FCID software.

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