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Glossary

Echolalia

Limited ability to speak unless spoken to; response usually a direct echo of examiner.

Endotoxins

Bacterial by-products excreted into the environment.

Environmental Agents

Conditions other than indoor air contaminants that cause stress, comfort, and/or health problems (e.g., humidity extremes, drafts, lack of air circulation, noise, and overcrowding).

EPA

Acronym for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal agency responsible for the regulation of pesticides, toxic chemicals, hazardous wastes, and toxic pollutants in water and air.

Epidemiology

The study of the incidence, distribution, and control of disease in a population.

Ergonomics

Applied science that investigates the impact of people's physical environment on their health and comfort (e.g., determining the proper chair height for computer operators).

ETS

Acronym for Environmental Tobacco Smoke. ETS is made up of the smoke emanating from the burning end of a cigarette and smoke that is inhaled by the smoker, and consists of over 4,700 compounds, including both gases and particles.

Exhaust

Air removed form the house through fans. Typical examples are bathroom exhaust, and kitchen hoods.

Exhaust ventilation

Mechanical removal of air from a portion of a building (e.g., piece of equipment, room, or general area).

Exposure

The initial contact of the body with a substance.

Exposure assessment

Analysis of a set of exposure profiles which address for each pollutant, the size of the exposed population, and the routes, duration, frequencies, and intensities of exposure.

Extra-pyramidal Signs

May different phenomena which are due to primary deficits (negative symptom) or new de-inhibited actions that have appeared due to lesions associated with the basal ganglia.