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 our methodology.
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CAS number: 7440-50-8
Diseases linked to this toxicant Grouped by strength of evidence
Decreased vision (includes blindness, retinopathy, optic neuropathy)
Autoimmune antibodies (positive ANA, anti-DNA, RF, etc.)
Myelodysplastic syndrome (pre-leukemia)
Neural tube defects / CNS malformations
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