List of Abbreviations


AEC

Atomic Energy Commission

AR

Attributable Risk

AS

Assigned Share


BEIR

Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation

BRER

Board on Radiation Effects Research


CDE

Committed Dose Equivalent

CEDE

Committed Effective Dose Equivalent

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CIRRPC

Committee on Interagency Radiation Research and Policy Coordination

CV

Coefficient of variation


DHHS

US Department of Health and Human Services

DOD

US Department of Defense

DOE

US Department of Energy

DOJ

US Department of Justice

DOL

US Department of Labor

DDREF

Dose and Dose-Rate Reduction Effectiveness Factor

DTRA

Defense Threat Reduction Agency


EEOICPA

Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act

ERR

Excess Relative Risk



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Assessment of the Scientific Information for the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program List of Abbreviations AEC Atomic Energy Commission AR Attributable Risk AS Assigned Share BEIR Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation BRER Board on Radiation Effects Research CDE Committed Dose Equivalent CEDE Committed Effective Dose Equivalent CFR Code of Federal Regulations CIRRPC Committee on Interagency Radiation Research and Policy Coordination CV Coefficient of variation DHHS US Department of Health and Human Services DOD US Department of Defense DOE US Department of Energy DOJ US Department of Justice DOL US Department of Labor DDREF Dose and Dose-Rate Reduction Effectiveness Factor DTRA Defense Threat Reduction Agency EEOICPA Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act ERR Excess Relative Risk

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Assessment of the Scientific Information for the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program GAO General Accounting Office HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency ICRP International Commission on Radiological Protection ICRU International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements IOM Institute of Medicine IREP Interactive Radio Epidemiological Program LET Linear Energy Transfer LLE Lose of Life Expectancy MC Monte Carlo NAS National Academy of Sciences NCI National Cancer Institute NCRP National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements NIH National Institutes of Health NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NRPB National Radiological Protection Board NRC National Research Council NTS Nevada Test Site PC Probability of Causation REF Radiation Effectiveness Factor RERF Radiation Effects Research Foundation RECA Radiation Exposure Compensation Act RECP Radiation Exposure Compensation Program RESEP Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program REVCA Radiation-Exposed Veterans Compensation Act RR Relative Risk SD Standard deviation SMR Standardized Mortality Ratio SI Système International (International System) TEDE Total Effective Dose Equivalent UB Upper bound

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Assessment of the Scientific Information for the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program VA US Department of Veterans Affairs WT Weighting Factor WHO World Health Organization WL Working Level WLM Working Level Month