Wolves of Water Acronyms and abbreviations

This was compiled in 2006. It has not been altered to reflect changes in the names of organisations.

European Committee on Radiation Risk
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
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 christo@greenaudit.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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