French population exposure to Endocrine disruptors in and on plant foodstuffs

Published: 13 April 2021| Version 5 | DOI: 10.17632/dk8gsx2r4j.5
Alexandre Lee,
Souad Bensaada,
Valérie Lamothe,
Melissa Lacoste,
Catherine Bennetau-Pelissero


The folder "Tables" contains: 6 files required to understand an article submitted to Food Chemistry: Endocrine disruptors on and in fruits and vegetables. Estimation of the potential exposure of the French population (1) French PPP-ED: is an Excel file that gathers, in Table 1, Plant Protection Products (PPP) authorised in France, their usage and applications (foodstuffs), as well as their endocrine disrupting effect if any. A tab contains all the references of Endocrine Disruptors (ED) effects. (2) French PPP usage-ED: is an Excel file containing 4 tables gathering the Plant Protection Products (PPP) acting as Endocrine Disruptors (ED). The tables also contain the total number of formulas used on 64 selected fruits and vegetables and the total number of formulas used for the same usage and application (foodstuff). The 4 tables are for Insecticides (with acaricides) (Table 2), fungicides (Table 3), herbicides (Table 4) and growth substances (Table 5). (3) Exposure calculation-ED: is an Excel file containing Table 7. It gathers data on the 70 PPP acting as ED, on the 64 fruits and vegetables consumed in France. The table allows the calculation of daily exposure to each ED-PPP from the annual consumption of each foodstuff, the consumption per capita (French population estimated at 64 million of citizens). The PPP doses are their specific Maximum Residue Limits multiplied by a popularity factor that takes into account the number of formulas containing the PPP of use reported to the total number of formulas used for the same application (same usage, same foodstuff) (4) Exposure summary-ED: is an Excel file containing Table 8. This table gathers the calculated exposure to each PPP acting as ED and sorted by their type of effect (estrogen Pro and Anti; Androgen: Pro and Anti; thyroid effect: Pro and Anti and "Others"). The sum for each effect is given. (5) Phyto-Product-Enquiry-ED: is an Excel file (Table 6) that gathers the products recorded in the different categories on French supermarket and specific websites in March 2020. For all products are the site of purchase, the URL valid in March 2020, the trademarks, the French names, and the ingredients. The last tab gives a summary of the data with a graphic representation. (6) Genistein + Daidzein values-ED: is an excel file (Table 9) that gathers the measurements of genistein and daidzein in 140 soy-based foodstuffs as well as the mean of these measurements for several categories identified for exposure calculations. The folder "Figures" contains: Figure 1: Representation of the data sorting procedure for plant protection product (PPP) analysis. Data are from the European Union pesticide database. ( accessed in March 2020) Figure 2: Mean isoflavones content (genistein + daidzein) in different food categories found in French supermarket