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Appendix A: List of acronyms

8-OHdG
8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine
ALS
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
ANSI
American National Standards Institute
BAT
best available technology
bw
body weight
CI
confidence interval
CSA
Canadian Standards Association
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
EBCT
empty bed contact time
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.)
EPIC
European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition
gpm
gallons per minute
HBV
health-based value
HR
hazard ratio
LD 50
median lethal dose
MAC
maximum acceptable concentration
MCL
maximum contaminant level (U.S.)
MCLG
maximum contaminant level goal (U.S.)
MDL
method detection limit
ND
not detected
NHANES
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (U.S.)
NOAEL
no-observed-adverse-effect level
NPC
Nutritional Prevention of Cancer
NSF
NSF International
NTP
National Toxicology Program (U.S.)
OR
odds ratio
PHG
public health goal (U.S.)
PQL
practical quantification limit
RDA
recommended dietary allowance
RO
reverse osmosis
RR
relative risk
SCC
Standards Council of Canada
SELECT
Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial
SEM
standard error of the mean
SMR
standardized mortality ratio
TDI
tolerable daily intake
TDS
Total Diet Study
TUNEL
terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase deoxyuridine triphosphate nick end labelling
UF
uncertainty factor
UL
tolerable upper intake level
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