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Toxicant and Disease Database

The CHE Toxicant and Disease Database is a searchable database that summarizes links between chemical contaminants and approximately 180 human diseases or conditions. Diseases and or toxicants can be viewed by utilizing the search options below. See a full description of the database and its limitations.

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ADD/ADHD, hyperactivity

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

ethyl alcohol (ethanol)

lead

PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), not otherwise specified

Good Evidence

manganese

solvents

tobacco smoke (secondhand)

Limited Evidence

bioallethrin

cadmium

chlorpyrifos

cypermethrin

DDT/DDE

deltamethrin

diazinon

organophosphates

PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), not otherwise specified

pesticides

pyrethins / pyrethroids

trichloroethylene (TCE)

trimethyltin

Notes