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ABSacrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene
ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act
AGAAmerican Gas Association
ALAAmerican Lung Association
ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute
APHAAmerican Public Health Association
ASMEAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASSEAmerican Society of Structural Engineers
ASTMAmerican Society for Testing Materials
ATSDRAgency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
AWGAmerican Wire Gauge
AWWAAmerican Waters Works Association
BTUBritish thermal unit
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CFRCode of Federal Regulations
CGACanadian Gas Association
COcarbon monoxide
CPRcardiopulmonary resuscitation
CPSCConsumer Product Safety Commission
CSIAChimney Safety Institute of America
DDTdichlorodiphenyltrichlorethane
DEdiatomaceous earth
DPDN,N-diethyl-p-phenylene diamine
DWVdrain, waste, and vent
EIFSexterior insulation and finish system
EPAU.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPDMethylene propylene dieneterpolymer
ETSenvironmental tobacco smoke
FHAFederal Housing Authority
FMFactory Mutual
GFCIground fault circuit interrupter
HEPAhigh-efficiency particulate air
HHSHealth and Human Services, U.S. Department of
HSCHome Safety Council
HUDHousing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of
HVACheating, ventilating and air conditioning
IAPMOInternational Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
ICCInternational Code Council
IPMintegrated pest management
ISOInternational Standard Organization
kgkilogram
LPPlow-pressure pipe
MPMHMilitary Pest Management Handbook
MSSMechanical Standardization Society of the Valve and Fitting Industry
NCEHNational Center for Environmental Health
NCINational Cancer Institute
NIANational Institute on Aging
NSFNational Science Foundation
NTUnephelometric turbidity unit
ODTSorganic dust toxic syndrome
OSHAOccupational Safety and Health Administration
PEXcross-formulated polyethylene
POTWpublicly owned treatment works
ppmparts per million
psipound per square inch
PVCpolyvinyl chloride
PWpotable water
RIFAred imported fire ant
SDWASafe Drinking Water Act
SEERseasonal energy efficiency ratio
T&Ptemperature-pressure
TSPtrisodium phosphate
UFurea-formaldehyde
ULUnderwriters Laboratories
USCBU.S. Census Bureau
USDAU.S. Department of Agriculture
USFAU.S. Fire Administration
USGSU.S. Geological Survey
USHAUnited States Housing Authority
VAVeteran’s Administration
VOCvolatile organic compound
XRFX-ray fluorescence

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