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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