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Table 1

Search terms used to identify the studies published in JWASHDEV (2011–2018) and presented at UNC Water Institute's annual Water and Health Conference (2010–2018) applicable in LMICs and concerning chemicals in water

Systematic review categories
Results
Search termsJWASHDEVWHC
General toxin, toxic, synthetic, cancer, carcinogen, endocrine, disrupter, EDC, emerging contaminants, industrial, organic, inorganic, micropollutant, neurotoxin, immunotoxin, heavy, metal #of studies %of total #of studies %of total 
Organic contaminants
subcategory(abbrev.) 
Pesticides/herbicides (P/Hs) pesticide, herbicide, insecticide, fungicide, fumigant, agrichemical, agrochemical, biocide, atrazine, DDT, permethrin, glyphosate 2. 0.42%  0.33% 
Per-/poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) PFAS, fluorochemical, PFOA, PFOS, GenX, fluoroalkyl, AFFF, fire fighting foam 0.00% 0.00% 
Disinfection byproducts (DBPs) byproduct, byproduct, DBP, trihalomethane, THM, haloacetic acid, HAA, NDMA, chloroform, bromoform, bromate, chlorate 0.83% 0.17% 
Legacy hydrocarbons (LHCs) hydrocarbon, BTEX, PAH, PCB, dioxin, MTBE, solvent, fuel, PCE, TCE, vinyl, benzene, toluene, phenol, petroleum 0.62% 0.056% 
Flame retardants, plasticizers (FR/Ps) flame retardant, plasticizer, plastic, BPA, bisphenol-A, e-waste, electronic waste, WEEE 0.00% 0.056% 
Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) pharmaceutical, pharma, antibiotic, hormone, NSAID, estrogen, drug, sulfamethoxazole, fluoroquinolone, estradiol 0.21% 0.17% 
Naturally occurring (NO) MIB, isobomeol, geosmin, algal, algae, mierocystin, cyanotoxin, cyanobacteria 1.0% 0.056% 
Dye compounds (DY) dye, tannery, textile 0.21% 0.11% 
Total studies, organic   10 2.1% 12 0.67% 
Inorganic contaminants
subcategory(abbrev.) 
Geogenic (GEO) Arsenic 11 2.3% 32 1.8% 
Fluoride 17 3.5% 34 1.9% 
Heavy metals (HMs) cadmium, chromium, mercury, nickel, lead, zinc 15 3.1% 0.44% 
Total studies, inorganic   36 7.5% 60 3.3% 
Total studies, organic and inorganic 43 8.9% 70 3.9% 
Systematic review categories
Results
Search termsJWASHDEVWHC
General toxin, toxic, synthetic, cancer, carcinogen, endocrine, disrupter, EDC, emerging contaminants, industrial, organic, inorganic, micropollutant, neurotoxin, immunotoxin, heavy, metal #of studies %of total #of studies %of total 
Organic contaminants
subcategory(abbrev.) 
Pesticides/herbicides (P/Hs) pesticide, herbicide, insecticide, fungicide, fumigant, agrichemical, agrochemical, biocide, atrazine, DDT, permethrin, glyphosate 2. 0.42%  0.33% 
Per-/poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) PFAS, fluorochemical, PFOA, PFOS, GenX, fluoroalkyl, AFFF, fire fighting foam 0.00% 0.00% 
Disinfection byproducts (DBPs) byproduct, byproduct, DBP, trihalomethane, THM, haloacetic acid, HAA, NDMA, chloroform, bromoform, bromate, chlorate 0.83% 0.17% 
Legacy hydrocarbons (LHCs) hydrocarbon, BTEX, PAH, PCB, dioxin, MTBE, solvent, fuel, PCE, TCE, vinyl, benzene, toluene, phenol, petroleum 0.62% 0.056% 
Flame retardants, plasticizers (FR/Ps) flame retardant, plasticizer, plastic, BPA, bisphenol-A, e-waste, electronic waste, WEEE 0.00% 0.056% 
Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) pharmaceutical, pharma, antibiotic, hormone, NSAID, estrogen, drug, sulfamethoxazole, fluoroquinolone, estradiol 0.21% 0.17% 
Naturally occurring (NO) MIB, isobomeol, geosmin, algal, algae, mierocystin, cyanotoxin, cyanobacteria 1.0% 0.056% 
Dye compounds (DY) dye, tannery, textile 0.21% 0.11% 
Total studies, organic   10 2.1% 12 0.67% 
Inorganic contaminants
subcategory(abbrev.) 
Geogenic (GEO) Arsenic 11 2.3% 32 1.8% 
Fluoride 17 3.5% 34 1.9% 
Heavy metals (HMs) cadmium, chromium, mercury, nickel, lead, zinc 15 3.1% 0.44% 
Total studies, inorganic   36 7.5% 60 3.3% 
Total studies, organic and inorganic 43 8.9% 70 3.9% 
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