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IUPAC Glossary of Terms Used in Toxicology, 2nd Edition

ANNEX 2

ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS OF NAMES OF INTERNATIONAL BODIES AND LEGISLATION

ABT: American Board of Toxicology

ACGIH: American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

ATS: Academy of Toxicological Science

ATSDR: Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry

BCR: Bureau Communautaire de Référence (Bruxelles)

BIBRA: British Industrial Biological Research Association

CCFA: Codex Committee on Food Additives

CCPR: Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CEC: Commission of the European Communities

CEN: Committee Européen De Normalisation

CERCLA: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (USA)

CHIP: Classification, Hazard Information and Packaging (UK)

COSHH: Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (UK)

CPL: Classification, Packaging and Labeling

CTD: Common Technical Document for the Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use for submission to the FDA and ICH

DFG: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council)

EC: European Community, European Commission

EAC: European Agency for Chemicals

ECB: European Chemicals Bureau

EDC: Endocrine Disrupting Compound

EEA: European Environmental Agency

EEC: European Economic Community

EINECS: European Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances

ELINCS: European List of New Chemical Substances

EMEA: European Medicines Agency

EPA: Environmental Protection Agency (USA), same as USEPA

EU: European Union

EUROTOX: European Society of Toxicology

EUSES: European Uniform System for Evaluation of Substances

FAO: Food and Agricultural Organization

FDA: Food and Drug Administration (USA)

FIOH: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

HSE: Health and Safety Executive (U.K.)

IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency

IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer

ICCA: International Council of Chemical Associations

ICH: International Conference for Harmonization

ICRP: International Commission on Radiological Protection

ICSU: International Council of Scientific Unions (since 1998, International Council of Science)

IFCC: International Federation of Clinical Chemists

ILO: International Labour Organization

IoB: Institute of Biology

IPCS: International Programme on Chemical Safety, UNEP, ILO, WHO

IRIS: Integrated Risk Information System (USA)

IRPTC: International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals, now UNEP Chemicals

ISEAAA: International Society for Exposure Assessment and Analysis

ISO: International Organization for Standardization

IUCLID: International Uniform Chemical Information Database - containing unvalidated property and hazard information for 2 604 EU high production volume chemicals, submitted under the Existing Substances Regulation, EC 793/93.

IUPAC: International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

IUTOX: International Union of Toxicology

JECFA: Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

JMPR: Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues

NAS: National Academy of Sciences (USA)

NBS: National Bureau of Standards (USA), now NIST

NIH: National Institutes of Health (USA)

NIOSH: National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (USA)

NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA), formerly NBS

NRC: National Research Council (USA)

OECD: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OEHHA: Organization of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (USA)

OMS: Organisation mondiale de la Santé, same as WHO

OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (USA)

PIC: Prior Informed Consent

RCPath: Royal College of Pathologists

REACH: Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of CHemicals

RIVM: Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu

RSC: Royal Society of Chemistry

SCOPE: Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (ICSU)

SOT: Society of Toxicology (USA)

TOSCA: Toxic Substances Control Act (USA)

UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme

USEPA: United States Environmental Protection Agency, same as EPA

USFDA: United States Food and Drug Agency

WHO: World Health Organization, same as OMS