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GreenFacts Glossary

Objective:

As a supplement the GreenFacts Digests, the GreenFacts Glossary delivers clear and accessible definitions for terms used, aiming to a better understanding of the relevant concepts from the the non-specialist.

Selection of terms:

The definitions in the GreenFacts Glossary refer to words identified in the level 1 and level 2 GreenFacts Digests that may be difficult for the non-specialist to understand.

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If you identify any terms used in our studies which are not listed in the glossary but which you have difficulty understanding,
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Specificity:

Definitions are displayed in a separate "window" (toolbox) which can be viewed on the same screen while a study is read.
It can be accessed through direct links
from words situated in the text of the studies or the list of terms on the glossary index pages. There are many cross references between definitions.

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  • Glossary Sources:

    The definitions in the GreenFacts Glossary have been compiled from various sources. Where definitions from external authoritative sources have been found to be adequate, these have been used and are referenced to the source organization. If available, a link is provided to the original source glossary. Where adequate definitions have not been available, GreenFacts has provided its own definitions.

    List of Sources (with weblinks):

    ADEC Spill Prevention and Response Glossary 

    ATSDR Glossary of Terms 

    CDC Glossary 

    CoRIS Glossary 

    CSIRO Gene Technology in Australia Glossary 

    EEA Multilingual environmental Glossary 

    EMCOM Endocrine disruptors Glossary 

    Health Canada health products and food branch 

    Helios Glossary 

    MCG Otolaryngology Glossary 

    Science@NASA neurolab Glossary (C)  and neurolab Glossary (M) 

    NHGRI Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms 

    NIAID HIV vaccine Glossary 

    NRDC Glossary of Environmental Terms 

    OECD/Eurostat Concept and Defintions database 

    University of Maryland Medicine environmental medicine Glossary 

    US EPA Glossary of IRIS Terms  
    and Terms of Environment glossary 
    and Health Effects Glossary 
    and Glossary of Climate Change Terms 
    and Drinking Water Glossary 
    and HAPS Health Effects glossary 
    and Ecological Technical Center 

    What is Life Glossary of Scientific Terms  

    Note:

    This general GreenFacts glossary provides definitions for all GreenFacts Digests except the climate change study, which has a separate Climate Change Glossary.

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