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Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 65, No. 9, pp. 2003-2122, 1993.



Glossary for chemists of terms used in toxicology
(IUPAC Recommmendations 1993)


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ACGIH    American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

ACTS     HSE Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances (GBR)

ASHRAE   American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (USA)

BCR      Bureau Communautaire de RJ fJ rence (Bruxelles)

BIBRA    British Industrial Biological Research Association

CCFA     Codex Committee on Food Additives

CCPR     Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues

CDC      Cancer Detection Centre

CEC      Commission of the European Communities

CERCLA   Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (USA)

CHIP     Classification, Hazard Information and Packaging (GBR)

COC      Committee on Carcinogenicity (GBR)

COM      Committee on Mutagenicity (GBR)

COPR     Control of Pesticides Regulations (GBR)

COSHH    Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (GBR)

COT      Committee on Toxicity (GBR)

CPL      Classification, Packaging and Labelling

CSM      Committee on Safety of Medicines (GBR)

EC       European Community, European Commission

EEC      European Economic Community

EIA      Environmental Impact Assessment

EINECS   European Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances

EIS      Environmental Impact Statement

EPA      Environmental Protection Agency (USA), same as USEPA

FAC      MAFF Foods Advisory Committee (GBR)

FAO      Food and Agricultural Organization

FDA      Food and Drug Administration (USA)

FONSI    Finding of No Significant Impact (USA)

FSC      Food Safety Council, Washington DC (USA)

GEMS     Global Environmental Monitoring System

HSC      Health and Safety Commission (GBR)

HSE      Health and Safety Executive (GBR)

IAEA     International Atomic Energy Agency

IARC     International Agency for Research on Cancer

ICRP     International Commission on Radiological Protection

ICSU     International Council of Scientific Unions

IFCC     International Federation of Clinical Chemists

ILO      International Labour Office

IPCS     International Programme on Chemical Safety

IRIS     Integrated Risk Information System (USA)

IRPTC    International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals

ISO      International Organization for Standardization

IUTOX    International Union for Toxicology

JECFA    Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

JMPR     Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues

MAFF     Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (GBR)

MARC     Monitoring and Risk Assessment Centre (GBR)

NBS      National Bureau of Standards (USA), now NIST

NIH      National Institutes of Health (USA)

NIOSH    National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (USA)

NIST     National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA), formerly NBS

NRC      National Research Council (USA)

OECD     Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OMS      Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, same as WHO

OSHA     Occupational Safety and Health Administration (USA and/or GBR)

PSPS     Pesticides Safety Precautions Scheme (GBR)

RSC      The Royal Society of Chemistry (GBR)

RCRA     Resource Concentration and Recovery Act (USA)

SCOPE    Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (ICSU)

UNEP     United Nations Environment Programme

USEPA    United States Environmental Protection Agency, same as EPA

USNRC    US National Research Council

WHO      World Health Organization, same as OMS

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