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AAP American Academy of Pediatrics
AAPCCAmerican Association of Poison Control Centers
ABAAmerican Burn Association
ABCAirway, Breathing, Circulation
ABLSAdvanced Burn Life Support
ACCAmerican Chemistry Council
ACGIHAmerican Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
ACOEMAmerican College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
ACSAmerican College of Surgeons
AEGL Acute Exposure Guideline Level
AHRQAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AIHAAmerican Industrial Hygiene Association
ALARAAs Low As Reasonably Achievable
ALIAllowable Levels of Intake / Annual Limits of Intake
ALOHAAreal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres
ALS Advanced Life Support
AMADActivity Median Aerodynamic Diameter
AMRICDArmy Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
AOECAssociation of Occupational and Environmental Clinics
APFAssigned Protection Factor
APRAir-Purifying Respirator
ARCAmerican Red Cross
ARDSAcute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
ASDAcute Stress Disorder
ASPROffice of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
ATSDRAgency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BEIBiological Exposure Indices
BLEBilateral Lower Extremities
BLS Basic Life Support
BPBlood Pressure
CalEPACalifornia Environmental Protection Agency
CAMEOComputer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations
CBRNChemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CFRCode of Federal Regulations
CHPPM Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
CIACentral Intelligence Agency
CICADsConcise International Chemical Assessment Documents
CMPComprehensive Metabolic Panel
CPSCConsumer Product Safety Commission
CWC Chemical Weapons Convention
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration
DHHSDepartment of Health and Human Services
DHSDepartment of Homeland Security
DMAT Disaster Medical Assistance Team
DMORTDisaster Mortuary Operational Response Team
DNADeoxyriboNucleic Acid
DODDepartment of Defense
DOEDepartment of Energy
DOTDepartment of Transportation
DVADepartment of Veterans Affairs
DVTDeep Venous Thrombosis
ECBEuropean Chemicals Bureau (Former)
ECDINEnvironmental Chemicals Data and lnformation Network
ECETOCEuropean Center for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals
ECHAEuropean Chemicals Agency
EDEmergency Department
EINICSEuropean Union Database
ELFExtremely Low Frequency
EMEmergency Management / Emergency Medicine
EMPElectromagnetic pulse
EMSEmergency Medical Service
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
EPIEstimation Program Interface
ERGEmergency Response Guidebook
ERPG Emergency Response Planning Guideline
EUEuropean Union
FAQFrequently Asked Question
FAOFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FBIFederal Bureau of Investigation
FDAFood and Drug Administration
FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency
HAZMATHazardous Materials
HCRAHarvard Center for Risk Analysis
HCWHealth Care Worker
HEPAHigh-Efficiency Particulate Air Filter
HHSDepartment of Health and Human Services
HICSHospital Incident Command System
HRHeart Rate
HSDBHazardous Substances Data Bank
HSEEPHomeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program
IARCInternational Agency for Research on Cancer
ICPHSOInternational Consumer Products Health and Safety Organization
ICSIncident Command System
ICSCInternational Chemical Safety Cards
IDLH Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health
ILOInternational Labor Office
ILSIInternational Life Sciences Institute
IMAACInteragency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center
IOMInstitute of Medicine
IPCSInternational Programme on Chemical Safety
IRISIntegrated Risk Information System
ISESInternational Society of Exposure Science
ITERInternational Toxicity Estimates for Risk
IUTOXInternational Union of Toxicology
JCAHOJoint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
LD50Lethal Dose in 50% of the population
LD50/30Lethal Dose in 50% of the population at 30 days
ListServList Service
LSALow Specific Activity
MCIMass Casualty Incidents
MDMedical Doctor
MOPPMission Oriented Protective Posture
MRC Medical Reserve Corps
MSDSMaterial Safety Data Sheets
NACCTNational Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism
NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Organization
NBCNuclear, Biological, and Chemical
NCEANational Center for Environmental Assessment
NCEHNational Center for Environmental Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
NCINational Cancer Institute
NDMS National Disaster Medical System
NIAIDNational Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
NIHNational Institutes of Health
NIMSNational Incident Management System
NIOSHNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NKDANo Known Drug Allergies
NLMNational Library of Medicine
NPSNational Pharmaceutical Stockpile
NRCNational Response Center
NRFNational Response Framework
NSFNational Science Foundation
OCHAUnited Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
OHSOccupational Health and Safety
OPEOOffice of Planning and Emergency Operations
OPP (now OCSPP) Office of Pesticides Prevention (now Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention)
OSHAOccupational Safety & Health Administration
PAGProtective Action Guides
PACProtective Action Criteria
PAHOPan American Health Organization
PALSPediatric Advance Life Support
PAPRPowered Air-Purifying Respirator
PDFPortable Document Format
PELPermissible Exposure Limit
PFAPsychologic First Aid
PIPPeak Inspiratory Pressure
PPEPersonal Protective Equipment
PTSDPosttraumatic Stress Disorder
REMMRadiation Emergency Medical Management
RELReference Exposure Limits
SALT Sort, Assess, Life Saving Interventions, Treatment and/or Transport
SAMHSASubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SCBASelf-Contained Breathing Apparatus
SCDSequential Compression Devices
SCOELScientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits
SISystè International d´Unité(International System of Units)
SNSStrategic National Stockpile
SISSpecialized Information Services
SOPStandard Operating Procedures
SOTSociety of Toxicology
SRASociety for Risk Analysis
STARTSimple Triage And Rapid Treatment
TARUTechnical Advisory Response Unit
TBSATotal Body Surface Area
TERAToxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment
TLVThreshold Limit Value
TOXNETToxicology Data Network
USACHPPMU.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
WCOWorld Customs Organization
WEELWorkplace Environmental Exposure Levels
WHOWorld Health Organization
WISERWireless Information System for Emergency Responders
WMDWeapons of Mass Destruction

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