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Appendix A: List of Acronyms

ANSI
American National Standards Institute
BMD
benchmark dose
BMDL
lower 95% confidence limit of the benchmark dose
BMDL X
lower 95% confidence limit estimate of dose corresponding to an x% level of risk over background levels
CH
chloral hydrate
CI
confidence interval
CYP
cytochrome P450
DCA
dichloroacetic acid
DCVC
S-dichlorovinyl-L-cysteine
1,1-DCVC
S-(1,1-dichlorovinyl)-L-cysteine
1,2-DCVC
S-(1,2-dichlorovinyl)-L-cysteine
2,2-DCVC
N-acetyl-S-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-L-cysteine
DCVG
S-(1,2-dichlorovinyl) glutathione
DCVNac
N-acetyl-S-dichlorovinyl-L-cysteine
1,2-DCVNac
N-acetyl-S-(1,2-dichlorovinyl)-L-cysteine
2,2-DCVNac
N-acetyl-S-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-L-cysteine
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency (USA)
GSH
glutathione
GST
glutathione-S-transferase
kg bw
kilogram body weight
LC 50
median lethal concentration
LD 50
median lethal dose
Leq
litre equivalent
LMS
linearized multistage
LOAEL
lowest-observed-adverse-effect level
LOEL
lowest-observed-effect level
MAC
maximum acceptable concentration
NOAEL
no-observed-adverse-effect level
NOEL
no-observed-effect level
NSF
NSF International
OR
odds ratio
PBPK
physiologically based pharmacokinetic
PCE
perchloroethylene (tetrachloroethene)
PP
peroxisome proliferation
PPAR
peroxisome proliferator activated receptor
ppb
parts per billion
ppm
parts per million
ppmv
parts per million by volume
PQL
practical quantitation limit
RR
relative risk
SCE
sister chromatid exchange
SIR
standardized incidence ratio
SMR
standardized mortality ratio
SSCP
single-stranded conformation polymorphism
TCA
trichloroacetic acid
TCE
trichloroethene
TCOG
trichloroethanol glucuronide
TCOH
trichloroethanol
TDI
tolerable daily intake
TGF
transforming growth factor
VHL
von Hippel Landau
VOC
volatile organic compound
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