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Appendix A: List of acronyms

8-OH-dG
8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine
ALP
alkaline phosphatase
ALT
alanine transaminase
ANSI
American National Standards Institute
AOC
assimilable organic carbon
AOP
advanced oxidation process
AST
aspartate transaminase
AUC
area under the concentration-time curve
BMDL
lower confidence limit of the benchmark dose
BMD
benchmark dose
BMDL
lower confidence limit of the benchmark dose
BMDS
Benchmark Dose Software
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
bw
body weight
CCI
colour confusion index
CoA
coenzyme A
CYP
cytochrome P450
DCA
dichloroacetic acid
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
EBCT
empty bed contact time
ED 50
median effective dose
GABA
gamma-aminobutyric acid
GAC
granular activated carbon
GC
gas chromatography
gpm
gallons per minute
GST
glutathione S-transferase
HBV
health-based value
LD 50
median lethal dose
LDH
lactate dehydrogenase
L-eq
litre-equivalent
LOAEL
lowest-observed-adverse-effect level
MAC
maximum acceptable concentration
MCL
maximum contaminant level (U.S.)
MCL
mononuclear cell leukaemia
MCLG
maximum contaminant level goal (U.S.)
MDL
method detection limit
MOA
mode of action
MS
mass spectrometry
NAcTCVC
N-acetyl- S-(1,2,2-trichlorovinyl)-L-cysteine
NAG
N-acetylglutamate
NES
Neurological Evaluation Scale
NOAEL
no-observed-adverse-effect level
NOM
natural organic matter
NSF
NSF International
PAC
powdered activated carbon
PBPK
physiologically based pharmacokinetic
POD
point of departure
PPARα
peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha
ppm
parts per million
PQL
practical quantification level
PTA
packed tower aeration
RBP
retinol binding protein
RNA
ribonucleic acid
S9
9000 × g supernatant fraction from rodent liver homogenate
SCC
Standards Council of Canada
TBARS
thiobarbituric acid reactive substances
TCA
trichloroacetic acid
TCVC
S-(1,2,2-trichlorovinyl) cysteine
TCVG
S-(1,2,2-trichlorovinyl) glutathione
TDI
tolerable daily intake
U.S. EPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency
UV
ultraviolet
VOC
volatile organic compound
WHO
World Health Organization
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