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Appendix A: List of acronyms

ALT
alanine aminotransferase
ANSI
American National Standards Institute
AST
aspartate aminotransferase
bw
body weight
cDNA
complementary deoxyribonucleic acid
CHO
Chinese hamster ovary
CI
confidence interval
CYP
cytochrome P450
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
DNase
deoxyribonuclease
EBCT
empty bed contact time
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency (United States)
GAC
granular activated carbon
K oc
soil adsorption coefficient
K ow
n-octanol/water partition coefficient
K p
skin permeability coefficient
LC 50
median lethal concentration
LD 50
median lethal dose
LDH
lactate dehydrogenase
L-eq/day
litre equivalents per day
LOAEL
lowest-observed-adverse-effect level
MAC
maximum acceptable concentration
MDL
method detection limit
ML
million litres
NOAEL
no-observed-adverse-effect level
NSF
NSF International
OR
odds ratio
PBPK
physiologically based pharmacokinetic
ppb
parts per billion
ppm
parts per million
ppt
parts per trillion
PQL
practical quantitation limit
PTA
packed tower aeration
SCC
Standards Council of Canada
SCE
sister chromatid exchange
SDH
sorbitol dehydrogenase
TDI
tolerable daily intake
UDS
unscheduled DNA synthesis
VOC
volatile organic compound
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