Acronyms


ACGIH —

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

AChE —

anticholinesterases

AFRRI —

Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute

AR —

Army regulation

ARCOM —

Army Reserve Command


BaP —

benzo-a-pyrene

BIRLS —

Beneficiary Identification and Records Locator Subsystem


CARC —

chemical agent resistant coating

CBW —

chemical and biological warfare

CCEP —

Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program

CDC —

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CFS —

chronic fatigue syndrome

CIA —

Central Intelligence Agency


DEET —

N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide

DNA —

deoxyribonucleic acid

DoD —

Department of Defense

DSB —

Defense Science Board

DSM-III —

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 3rd edition

DU —

depleted uranium



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Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action Acronyms ACGIH — American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists AChE — anticholinesterases AFRRI — Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute AR — Army regulation ARCOM — Army Reserve Command BaP — benzo-a-pyrene BIRLS — Beneficiary Identification and Records Locator Subsystem CARC — chemical agent resistant coating CBW — chemical and biological warfare CCEP — Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program CDC — Center for Disease Control and Prevention CFS — chronic fatigue syndrome CIA — Central Intelligence Agency DEET — N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide DNA — deoxyribonucleic acid DoD — Department of Defense DSB — Defense Science Board DSM-III — Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 3rd edition DU — depleted uranium

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Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action EPA — Environmental Protection Agency FDA — Food and Drug Administration GAO — General Accounting Office GIS — Geographical Information System GWS — Gulf War syndrome HHS — Department of Health and Human Services HIV — human immunodeficiency virus IND — investigational new drug IOM — Institute of Medicine MCS — multiple chemical sensitivities MFUA — Medical Follow-up Agency MRDA — Military Recommended Dietary Allowances MRE — meal, ready-to-eat NAS — National Academy of Sciences NASA — National Aeronautics and Space Administration NDI — National Death Index NIH — National Institutes of Health NOAA — National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration NRC — National Research Council ODS — Operation Desert Storm ODS/S — Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield PAHs — single and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PB — pyridostigmine bromide PG — Persian Gulf PGW — Persian Gulf War PL — public law PTSD — post-traumatic stress disorder RME — reasonable maximum individual exposure SCE — sister chromatid exchange SCUD — Soviet-designed surface-to-surface missile SWA — Southwest Asia

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Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action TLV — threshold limit value USAEHA — U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency USAMRICD — U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense USAMRIID — U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases VA — Department of Veterans Affairs VAMC — VA Medical Center VOC — volatile organic chemical WRAIR — Walter Reed Army Institute of Research