Wolves of Water Acronyms and abbreviations
This was compiled in 2006. It has not been altered to reflect changes in the names of organisations.
ABCC Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission ACP Advisory Committee on Pesticides ALL Acute Lymphoid Leukaemia AoR Area of Residence APEG Airborne Particle Research Group ARV Annual Reference Volume ASPIS Awareness Strategies for Pollution from IndustrieS AWE Atomic Weapons Establishment BEIR Biological Effects of Ionising Radiation; a committee of the American National Academy of Sciences BMA British Medical Association BMJ British Medical Journal BNES British Nuclear Energy Society BNFL British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. Bq Becquerel. A measure of radioactivity equal to one radioactive disintegration per second. BSE Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy CCRG Childhood Cancer Research Group CEGB Central Electricity Generating Board CERRIE Committee Examining Radiation Risk of Internal Emitters CND Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament COMARE Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment DEDS District Electoral Divisions in Ireland; see GADEDS DEFRA Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs DETR Department of Environment Transport and the Regions DoH Department of Health DU Depleted Uranium DUOB Depleted Uranium Oversight Board ECRR European Committee on Radiation Risk GADEDS Green Audit District Electoral Divisions GM Genetically Modified Gy Gray (a unit of absorbed radiation dose) HVAS High Volume Air Sampler IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency IARC International Agency for Cancer Research ICD9 International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision ICRF Imperial Cancer Research Fund ICRP International Commission on Radiological Protection INSTAT a computer programme for processing statistics IPPNW International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War LET Linear Energy Transfer LLRC Low Level Radiation Campaign LNT Linear No Threshold European Committee on Radiation Risk LOESS Locally weighted polynomial regression. (definition) MAFF Ministry of Agriculture Food and Farming mGy milliGray see Gy MoD Ministry of Defence MOX Mixed Oxide Fuel MRC Medical Research Council NCRI National Cancer Registry Ireland NHL Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma NHSAR National Health Service Activity Register NIC Not in City NICEE Not in City Early Entrant NICLE Not in City Late Entrant NRPB National Radiological Protection Board O/E Observed divided by Expected ONS Office for National Statistics OPCS Office of Population Censuses and Surveys OSPAR Oslo Paris Convention P value measure of statistical significance in Poisson statistics PBq PetaBecquerel (Peta = 1015) PCAH Parents Concerned About Hinkley (Somerset UK) PINCHE Policy Interpretation Network on Child Health and Environment Pu Plutonium Rb Retinoblastoma RBE Relative Biological Effectiveness RERF Radiation Effects Research Foundation RIFE(2000) Radiation in Food and the Environment (followed by publication date) RPII Radiation Protection Institute of Ireland RR Relative Risk RSA93 Radioactive Substances Act 1993 SACRIS Small Area Cancer Research System (email firstname.lastname@example.org for details) SAHSU Small Area Health Statistics Unit SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome SD Standard Deviation SEAC Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee SEAPU Plutonium in marine sediment SIR Standardised Incidence Ratio SMR Standardised Mortality Ratio SR Sex Ratio SRR Standardised Registration Ratio STAD Stop Thorp Alliance Dundalk STOA Scientific and Technical Options Analysis (a protocol of the European Parliament) SURRC Scottish Universities Research Reactor Centre UD Urban District µGy microGray (see Gy) (micro = 10-6) UKAEA United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority UKCCS (UKCCCS) United Kingdom Childhood Cancer Survey UNEP United Nations Environment Programme UNSCEAR United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation USAF United States Air Force WCISU Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit WCR Wales Cancer Registry WHO World Health Organisation
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