FEV1

forced expiratory volume in 1 sec—amount of air an individual can exhale in 1 sec

Furans

polychlorinated dibenzofurans

FVC

forced vital capacity

g

grams

GGT

gamma-glutamyltransferase

HCB

hexachlorobenzene

HCl

hydrogen chloride

Hg

mercury

IARC

International Agency for Research on Cancer

IRIS

Integrated Risk Information System

kg

kilogram

L

liter

LCA

life cycle assessment

m

meters

MACT

maximum achievable control technology

mg

milligram

Mg

megagram

MRL

minimal risk level

MSW

municipal solid waste

MWC

municipal waste combustor

MWI

medical waste incinerator

NIOSH

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NOAEL

no-observed-adverse-effect level

NOx

oxides of nitrogen

NO2

nitrogen dioxide

OEL

occupational exposure limit

OSHA

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

PAH

polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

Pb

lead

PCB

polychlorinated biphenyl

PCDD

polychlorinated dibenzo(p)dioxin

PCDF

polychlorinated dibenzofuran

PEL

permissible exposure limit

PEL

product of incomplete combustion

PM

particulate matter

PM2.5

particulate matter less than 2.5 µm in aerodynamic diameter

PM10

particulate matter less than 10 µm in aerodynamic diameter

ppb

parts per billion by weight

ppm

parts per million by weight

ppmv

parts per million by volume

ppt

parts per trillion by weight

RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act



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