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AATCC American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
ABD American Business Directory
ACGIH American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists
ADC Average Daily Concentration
AFCEE Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence
ALP Alkaline Phosphatase
ALT Alanine Aminotransferase
API American Petroleum Institute
AQUIRE Aquatic Toxicity Information Retrieval Database
AST Aspartate Aminotransferase
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
AU Azeotropic Unit
AWWA American Water Works Association
BAAQMD Bay Area Air Quality Management District
BCF Bioconcentration Factor
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
CA Carbon Adsorber
CAA Clean Air Act
CAPB Cocoamidopropyl Betaine
CARB California EPA's Air Resources Board
CAS Chemical Abstracts Service
CBH City of Beverly Hills
CC Concern concentration
CCRIS Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System
CEB Chemical Engineering Branch, OPPT, USEPA
CEC Center for Emissions Control
CED Certified Environmental Drycleaner
CEPA California Environmental Protection Agency
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
CESQG Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator
CFC Chlorofluorocarbon

Code of Federal Regulations

CG Cellulose Gum
CGA Compressed Gas Association
CIR Cosmetic Ingredient Review
CMC Carboxymethylcellulose
CNT Center for Neighborhood Technologies
CO2 Carbon Dioxide
CRWQCB California Regional Water Quality Control Board
CTFA Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association
CTSA Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment
CU Consumers Union
CWA Clean Water Act
DC Drycleaning
DCA Dichloroacetic acid
DDT Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
DEA Diethanolamide
DfE Design for the Environment
DL Detection Limit
DMBA Dimethylbenz[a]anthracene
DO/PU Drop-off/Pick-up
EC Effective Concentration
ED Exposure Duration
ED10 Expected Dose at which 10% of the group will respond
EIA Energy Information Administration
EPI Estimation Programs Interface
EWCC European Wetcleaning Committee
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FEL Frank Effect Level
FKDA Federation of Korean Drycleaners Associations
FTC Federal Trade Commission
GEMS Graphical Exposure Modeling System
GGT Gamma Glutamyltransferase
GRAS Generally Recognized As Safe
GSD Geometric Standard Deviation
HAP Hazardous Air Pollutant
HC Hydrocarbon
HCFC Hydrochlorofluorocarbon
HEC Hydroxyethylcellulose
HPC Hydroxypropylcellulose
HPMC Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose
HQ Hazard Quotient
HSDB Hazardous Substances Data Bank
HSIA Halogenated Solvents Industries Alliance
IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer
IDEM Indiana Department of Environmental Management
IDLH Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health
IFI International Fabricare Institute
IRIS Integrated Risk Information System
ISCLT Industrial Source Complex Long Term
KSBEAP Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
LADC Lifetime Average Daily Concentration
LADD Lifetime Average Daily Dose
LAE Linear Alcohol Ethoxylate
LC Lethal Concentration
LD Lethal Dose
LDH Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase
LEL Lower Explosive Limit
LOAEL Lowest-Observed-Adverse-Effect Level
LOWWT Low Weight
LQG Large Quantity Generator
LT Lifetime
MACT Maximum Available Control Technology
MC Methylcellulose
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level
MDEQ Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
MHS Municipal Health Service
MNNG N-methyl-N’-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine
MOE Margin of Exposure
MPBPVP Melting Point, Boiling Point, Vapor Pressure
MWC Machine Wetcleaning
NAG n-acetyl-glucosaminidase
NCAI Neighborhood Cleaners Association International
NCI National Cancer Institute
NCP National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan
NESCAUM Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management
NESHAP National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NHOU North Hollywood Operable Unit
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NMRI Strain of mouse (U.S. Naval Medical Research Institution)
NOAEL No-Observed-Adverse-Effect Level
NOEC No-Observed-Effect Concentration
NOES National Occupational Exposure Survey
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NSPS New source performance standard
NTP National Toxicology Program
NU Nucleotidase
NYCDOH New York City Department of Health
NYSDEC New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NYSDOH New York State Department of Health
OAQPS Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, USEPA
OCIS OSHA Computerized Information System
ODEM Occupational Dermal Exposure Model
ODEQ Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
OPPT Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, USEPA
ORD Office of Research and Development, USEPA
OSH Occupational Safety and Health Act
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PCE Perchloroethylene
PDR Potential Dose Rate
PEL Permissible Exposure Limit
PGME Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether
POTW Publicly Owned Treatment Works
ppb parts per billion
PPERC Pollution Prevention Education and Research Center
PPI-CE Producer Price Index for Capital Equipment
PPI-Chem Producer Price Index for Chemicals and Allied Products
ppm parts per million
PRP Potentially Responsible Party
QA Quality Assurance
QC Quality Control
QSAR Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship
RC Refrigerated Condenser
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
REL Recommended Exposure Limit
RfC Reference Concentration
RfD Reference Dose
RTECS Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances
RTL Research Testing Laboratories
SAB Science Advisory Board
SAR Structure-Activity Relationship
SARA Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
SARA Small Business Assistance Program
SD Standard Deviation
SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act
SGOT Serum Glutamate Oxaloacetate Transaminase
SGPT Serum Glutamate Pyrurate Transaminase
SIAM SIDS Information Assessment Meeting
SIAR SIDS Initial Assessment Report
SIC Standard Industrial Classification
SIDS Screening Information Data Set
SIU Significant Industrial User
SLI Sodium Lauryl Isethionate
SQG Small Quantity Generator
SRC Syracuse Research Corporation
SRI Stanford Research Institute
SRRP Source Reduction Research Partnership
SSD Statistically Significant Difference
STEL Short-term Exposure Limit
STORET Storage and Retrieval of U.S. Waterways Parametric Data System
STP Sewage Treatment Plant
SWDA Solid Waste Disposal Act
TCA Trichloroacetic Acid
TCE Trichloroethylene
TCLP Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure
TCVC Trichlorovinylcysteine
TCVG Trichlorovinylglutathione
Total Exposure Assessment Methodology
TLV Threshold Limit Value
TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act
TSDF Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility
TURI Toxic Use Reduction Institute
TWA Time-Weighted Average
UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
UEL Upper Explosive Limit
UF Uncertainty Factor
UIC Underground Injection Control
USDHHS United States Department of Health and Human Services
USEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
UST Underground Storage Tank
UV Ultraviolet
VOC Volatile Organic Chemical
WC Wetcleaning
WEF Water Environment Federation
WHO World Health Organization

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