NRC

National Research Council

NTP

National Toxicology Program

 
OMB

Office of Management and Budget

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSTP

Office of Science and Technology Policy

 
PDF

probability density function

POD

point of departure

 
QALY

quality-adjusted life-year

 
RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

RfC

reference concentration

RfD

reference dose

RTE

ready to eat

 
SAB

Science Advisory Board of the EPA

SDWA

Safe Drinking Water Act

SHS

secondhand smoke

SSRI

selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

 
TCE

trichloroethylene

TDI

tolerable daily intake

TSE

transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

 
UF

uncertainty factor

USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture

USPSTF

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

 
VOI

value of information

VSL

value of statistical lives

 
WHO

World Health Organization

WTP

willingness to pay



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