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close this bookBuilding Materials and Health (UNCHS/HABITAT; 1997; 74 pages)
View the documentABBREVIATIONS
View the documentFOREWORD
View the documentINTRODUCTION
Open this folder and view contentsI. HEALTH HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH BUILDING MATERIALS
View the documentII. CONTROLLING HEALTH HAZARDS: PROBLEMS AND ISSUES
Open this folder and view contentsIII. A STRATEGY FOR THE CONTROL OF HEALTH HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH BUILDING MATERIALS
View the documentANNEX
View the documentREFERENCES
 

ABBREVIATIONS

General

CFC

Chlorofluorocarbon

DDT

Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane

EHC

Environmental health criteria

ELF

Extremely low frequency

HCH

Hexachlorocyclohexane

LC50

Median lethal concentration

LD50

Median lethal dose

MMMF

Man-made mineral fibre

OEL

Occupational exposure limit

PCP

Pentachlorophenol

POM

Particulate organic matter

PVA

Polyvinyl acetate

PVC

Polyvinyl chloride

SVOC

Semi-volatile organic chemical

STEL

Short-term exposure limit

TBTO

Tributyl tin oxide

TLV

Threshold limit value

TWA

Time weighted average

UPVC

Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride

UV

Ultraviolet

VOC

Volatile organic chemical

VVOC

Very volatile organic chemical

Countries/Organizations

ACGIH

American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists

CIS

Commonwealth of Independent States

DANIDA

Danish International Development Agency

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EU

European Union

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

IARC

International Agency for Research on Cancer

IFBWW

International Federation of Building and Wood Workers

ILO

International Labour Organization

IPCS

International Programme on Chemical Safety

IRPTC

International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

PAHO

Pan American Health Organization

OECD

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

UK

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

UNCHS

United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat)

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

IE/PAC

Industry and Environment Programme Activity Centre

UNSCEAR

United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

USA

United States of America

USSR

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (The former)

WHO

World Health Organization

Units

bq

bequerel

kg, g, mg, μg

Kilogram, gram, milligram, microgram

l

litre

m, mm metre,

millimetre

ppb

parts per billion

ppm

parts per million

pCi

pico curies

s

second

sv, msv, μsv

sievert, millisievert, microsievert

 

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