Abbreviations and acronyms

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Name Description Related terms
PAES Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PBPK physiologically-based pharmacokinetics
PBS Portfolio Budget Statements
PCB polychlorinated biphenyl
PCRL Priority Candidate Review List
PDE permitted daily exposure
pdf portable document format
PEC predicted environmental concentration
PEG polyethylene glycol
PGR plant growth regulator
pH a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions in a substance
Ph Eur European pharmacopoeia
PHED Pesticide Handlers Exposure Database (of North America)
PIC Property Identification Code (of a HGP user)

Prior Informed Consent


Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention

PICs Convention Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade
PIN Penalty Infringement Notice
pKa acid dissociation constant


particulate matter of equal to, or less than, 10 micrometres (µm)—the fraction of particles passing an inlet with a 50 per cent cut-off efficiency at an aerodynamic diameter of 10 µm

PMF Plant Master File
PMRA Pest Management Regulatory Agency (Health Canada)
PNEC predicted no-effect concentration
po per oral—by the oral cavity
POEM Predictive Operator Exposure Model (of the United Kingdom)
POP persistent organic pollutant
POPs Convention Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
ppb parts per billion
PPE personal protective equipment
ppm parts per million
PQ process qualification
PRA probabilistic risk assessment
PRF preliminary review findings
PRS Public Release Summary
PSD United Kingdom Pesticides Safety Directorate
psi pounds per square inch
PSPF Protective Security Policy Framework
PTWI Provisional Tolerable Weekly Intake (World Health Organization)
PUBCRIS Public Chemical Registration Information System
PVC polyvinyl chloride
PVDC polyvinylidene chloride
PWTAG Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (United Kingdom)
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