Appendix B Acronyms Abbreviations and Symbols

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion acute myeloid leukemia atmosphere

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry bioconcentration factor

ACGIH ADME AML atm

ATSDR BCF

BEI Biological Exposure Index

BSC Board of Scientific Counselors

C Centigrade

CDC Centers for Disease Control

CEL Cancer Effect Level

CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

CFR Code of Federal Regulations

Ci curie

CLP Contract Laboratory Program cm centimeter

CML chronic myeloid leukemia

CNS central nervous system d day

DHEW Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

DHHS Department of Health and Human Services

DOL Department of Labor

ECG electrocardiogram

EEG electroencephalogram

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

EKG see ECG

F Fahrenheit

F1 first filial generation

FAO Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

FIFRA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act fpm feet per minute ft foot

FR Federal Register g gram

GC gas chromatography gen generation

HPLC high-performance liquid chromatography hr hour

IDLH Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health

IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer

ILO International Labor Organization in inch

Kd adsorption ratio kg kilogram kkg metric ton

Koc

organic carbon partition coefficient

Kow

octanol-water partition coefficient

L

liter

LC

liquid chromatography

LCLo

lethal concentration, low

LC50

lethal concentration, 50% kill

LDLo

lethal dose, low

LD50

lethal dose, 50% kill

LOAEL

lowest-observed-adverse-effect level

LSE

Levels of Significant Exposure

m

meter

MA

trans,trans-muconic acid

mCi

millicurie

mg

milligram

min

minute

mL

milliliter

mm

millimeter

mm Hg

millimeters of mercury

mmol

millimole

mo

month

mppcf

millions of particles per cubic foot

MRL

Minimal Risk Level

MS

mass spectrometry

NIEHS

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

NIOSH

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NIOSHTICNIOSH's Computerized Information Retrieval System ng nanogram nm nanometer

NHANESNational Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NIOSHTICNIOSH's Computerized Information Retrieval System ng nanogram nm nanometer

NHANESNational Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

nmol

nanomole

NOAEL

no-observed-adverse-effect level

NOES

National Occupational Exposure Survey

NOHS

National Occupational Hazard Survey

NPL

National Priorities List

NRC

National Research Council

NTIS

National Technical Information Service

NTP

National Toxicology Program

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

PEL

permissible exposure limit

PCE

polychromatic erythrocytes

pg

picogram

pmol

picomole

PHS

Public Health Service

PMR

proportionate mortality ratio

ppb

parts per billion

ppm

parts per million

ppt

parts per trillion

REL

recommended exposure limit

RfD

Reference Dose

RTECS

Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances

sec

second

SCE

sister chromatid exchange

SIC

Standard Industrial Classification

SMR

standard morality ratio

STEL

short term exposure limit

STORETSTORAGE and RETRIEVAL

TLV threshold limit value

TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act

TRI Toxics Release Inventory

TWA time-weighted average

UMDNJ University of Medicine and Denistry New Jersey

U.S. United States

UF uncertainty factor yr year

WHO World Health Organization wk week

> greater than

> greater than or equal to = equal to

< less than

< less than or equal to % percent a alpha p beta

5 delta g gamma mm micron mg microgram

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