Guidelines for Canadian drinking water quality boron: References and acronyms

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ANSI: American National Standards Institute
BMD: benchmark dose
BMDL: benchmark dose lower 95% confidence limit
BMDL05: lower 95% confidence limit on the benchmark dose associated with a response rate that differs from the control response rate by 5%
BMDL1SD: lower 95% confidence limit on the benchmark dose associated with a change of 1 standard deviation from the controls
BSRs: boron selective resins
Bw: body weight
GD: gestational day
HBV: health-based value
IX: ion exchange
LOAEL: lowest observed adverse effect level
MAC: maximum acceptable concentration
MDL: method detection limit
NMDG: N-methyl-D-glucamine
NOAEL: no observed adverse effect level
NSF: NSF International
PMRA: Pest Management Regulatory Agency
POD: point of departure
PND: post-natal day
RO: reverse osmosis
SCC: Standards Council of Canada
SM: standard method
SWRO : seawater reverse osmosis
TDI: tolerable daily intake
U.S. EPA: United States Environmental Protection Agency

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