Glossary for Appendix 1
- not associated with or derived from living organisms. Abiotic factors
include sunlight, temperature, wind patterns, and precipitation.
- body weight
- CAS RN
- Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number: see
- relating to the skin
- US spelling of oedema, meaning the presence of abnormally large amounts
of fluid between body cells, especially just under the skin
- state of altered reactivity characterised by an exaggerated immune response
- in(to) the abdominal cavity
- one of two or more compounds, radicals or ions that contain the same
number of atoms of the same elements but differ in structural arrangement.
Such differences often lead to very different properties, including effects
on biological matter.
- attracted to/having an affinity for, tending to combine with, or capable
of dissolving in, lipids (fats).
- Material Safety Data Sheet
- entity that can cause genetic mutation
- entity which is toxic to the nervous system
- chemical substance that transmits nerve impulses
(US spelling estrogenic)
- acting like, or promoting the activity of, the female hormone oestrogen
- an adverse reaction to ultraviolet light or sunlight caused by chemicals.
Typically affects skin, causing sunburn, blisters and other skin problems.
- exposure to allergen that results in the development of hypersensitivity
- ability to cause defects in a developing foetus