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Suggested Citation:"List of Abbreviations." National Research Council. 1999. Research on Power-Frequency Fields Completed Under the Energy Policy Act of 1992. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9587.
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a member of the EPA Science Advisory Board and committees dealing with indoor air pollution and with particulate air pollution.

THOMAS TENFORDE is a chief scientist in the Environmental Technology Division at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He received his B.A. in physics with honors from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a biomedical researcher and senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 1969–1987, following which he assumed his current position. He was President of the Bioelectromagnetics Society in 1987–1988, and is currently the Scientific Vice President for Nonionizing Radiation of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. He is also a member of the International Nonionizing Radiation Protection Commission and the Physical Agents Committee of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. In 1991–1992 he served as Chairman of the National Research Council's committee on Assessment of the Possible Health Effects of the Ground Wave Emergency Network.

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS


ACGIH

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists


BRER

Board on Radiation Effects Research


CLS

Commission on Life Sciences


DHHS

Department of Health and Human Services

DMBA

Dimethyl2-[a]benzanthracene

DOE

Department of Energy


EF

Electric field

EGF

Epidermal growth factor

ELF

Extremely low frequency

ELF MF

Extremely low frequency magnetic field

EMF

electric and magnetic field

EMF-RAPID

Electromagnetic Field Research and Public Information Dissemination

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EPACT

Committee to Review the Research Activities Completed under the Energy Policy Act of 1992

EPRI

Electric Power Research Institute


IAC

EMF Interagency Committee

IARC

International Agency for Research on Cancer

ICNIRP

International Commission for Non-ionizing Radiation Protection

IEEE

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

INIRC

International Non-ionizing Radiation Committee

IRPA

International Radiation Protection Association


MF

Magnetic field


NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NEMFAC

National EMF Advisory Committee

NIEHS

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NIOSH

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Suggested Citation:"List of Abbreviations." National Research Council. 1999. Research on Power-Frequency Fields Completed Under the Energy Policy Act of 1992. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9587.
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NRPB

National Radiological Protection Board


ORAU

Oak Ridge Associated University


PI

Principal investigator

PKC

Phosphokinase C


TWA

Time weighted average

Suggested Citation:"List of Abbreviations." National Research Council. 1999. Research on Power-Frequency Fields Completed Under the Energy Policy Act of 1992. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9587.
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Since the 1970s, concerns about health hazards associated with electric and magnetic fields from power lines and from workplace, school, and household use of electricity have led to many studies and continued controversy about whether adverse health effects occur. In the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-486), Congress authorized a focused national research program to study the possible health effects of exposure to low-intensity, 60-hertz electric and magnetic fields. In response to this legislation and at the request of the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Research Council established a committee under the Board on Radiation Effects Research (BRER) in the Commission on Life Sciences (CLS) to aid in its review of the power-frequency magnetic field research activities completed under the Electric and Magnetic Fields Research and Public Information Dissemination (EMF-RAPID) program that was authorized by the Energy Policy Act. The Research Council's Committee to Review the Research Activities Completed Under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT) was asked to review the EMF-RAPID program implemented by DOE and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and research strategies suggested by other federal and nonfederal groups.

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