Appendix B
Acronyms and Abbreviations

ABLES Adult Blood-Level Epidemiology and Surveillance program

AFIP Armed Forces Institute of Pathology

ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia

BTEX benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xzylene

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CEC cation-exchange capacity

CHONSP carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorous

COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

DDT dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane

DOC Dissolved Organic Carbon

DoD Department of Defense

EDCs endocrine disrupting compounds

EID Ecology of Infectious Diseases

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

FIC Fogarty International Center

GIS Geographic Information System

GIScience Geographic Information Science

GUI Graphical user interface



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Earth Materials and Health: Research Priorities for Earth Science and Public Health Appendix B Acronyms and Abbreviations ABLES Adult Blood-Level Epidemiology and Surveillance program AFIP Armed Forces Institute of Pathology ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia BTEX benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xzylene CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CEC cation-exchange capacity CHONSP carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorous COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease DDT dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane DOC Dissolved Organic Carbon DoD Department of Defense EDCs endocrine disrupting compounds EID Ecology of Infectious Diseases EPA Environmental Protection Agency FIC Fogarty International Center GIS Geographic Information System GIScience Geographic Information Science GUI Graphical user interface

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Earth Materials and Health: Research Priorities for Earth Science and Public Health HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act IGERT Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship IRB Institutional Review Board LOAEC Lowest Observable Adverse Effect Concentration LOAEL Lowest Observable Adverse Effect Level LPS lipopolysaccharide NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCEH National Center for Environmental Health NCHS National Center for Health Statistics NCI National Cancer Institute NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys NHIS National Health Interview Survey NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences NIH National Institutes of Health NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAEC No Observable Adverse Effect Concentration NOAEL No Observable Adverse Effect Level NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation PCBs Polychlorinated biphenyls PM particulate matter PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder RFP Request for Proposal SBRP Superfund Basic Research Program SCAMP Surface Chemistry Assemblage Model for Particles SWAMP Sediment Water Algorithm for Metal Partitioning TCE Trichloroethylene TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer TRI Toxics Release Inventory UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization USGS United States Geological Survey UV ultraviolet light VOCs volatile organic compounds