HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

IGERT Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship

IRB Institutional Review Board

LOAEC Lowest Observable Adverse Effect Concentration

LOAEL Lowest Observable Adverse Effect Level

LPS lipopolysaccharide

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCEH National Center for Environmental Health

NCHS National Center for Health Statistics

NCI National Cancer Institute

NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys

NHIS National Health Interview Survey

NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

NIH National Institutes of Health

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAEC No Observable Adverse Effect Concentration

NOAEL No Observable Adverse Effect Level

NRC National Research Council

NSF National Science Foundation

PCBs Polychlorinated biphenyls

PM particulate matter

PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder

RFP Request for Proposal

SBRP Superfund Basic Research Program

SCAMP Surface Chemistry Assemblage Model for Particles

SWAMP Sediment Water Algorithm for Metal Partitioning

TCE Trichloroethylene

TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer

TRI Toxics Release Inventory

UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

USGS United States Geological Survey

UV ultraviolet light

VOCs volatile organic compounds



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