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ASTE
Association of State and Territorial Epidemiologists

ATSDR
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

BDDD
Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, NCEH

BLLRS
Blood Lead Laboratory Reference System

CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CEH
Center for Environmental Health

CVS
chorionic villus sampling

DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid

DOE
Department of Energy

DPP
Disabilities Prevention Program, NCEH

EHHE
Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, NCEH

EHLS
Division of Environmental Health Laboratory Sciences, NCEH

EMS
eosinophilia myalgia syndrome

EPA
Environmental Protection Agency

EPO
Epidemiology Program Office, CDC

ERC
Emergency Response Coordination

ETS
environmental tobacco smoke

FAS
fetal alcohol syndrome

FDA
Food and Drug Administration

HDL
high-density lipoprotein

HHS
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HIV
human immunodeficiency virus

HUD
Department of Housing and Urban Development

IOM
Institute of Medicine

JAMA
Journal of the American Medical Association

ME/C
medical examiner or coroner

MMWR
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

MTBE
methyl tertiary butyl ether

NCCDPHP
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC

NCEH
National Center for Environmental Health

NCEHIC
National Center for Environmental Health and Injury Control, CDC

NCEP
National Cholesterol Education Program

NCHS
National Center for Health Statistics, CDC

NCIPC
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

NICHHD
National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, NIH

NHANES
National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (an ongoing series)

NHLBI
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH

NIH
National Institutes of Health

NIOSH
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC

NPS
National Park Service

OSH
Office on Smoking and Health, CCDPHP

PAH
polyaromatic hydrocarbon

PAHO
Pan American Health Organization

PAMM
Program Against Micronutrient Malnutrition

PHS
Public Health Service

QA
quality assurance

QC
quality control

SBAA
Spina Bifida Association of America

TBA
tertiary butyl alcohol

TCDD
tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

TOS
toxic oil syndrome

UNICEF
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fun

VA
Veterans Administration

VLBW
very low birth weight

VOC
volatile organic compound

VSP
Vessel Sanitation Program

WHO
World Health Organization

 
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