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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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beryllium

CAS number: 7440-41-7

Diseases linked to this toxicant    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

Berylliosis

Chronic renal disease

Lung cancer

Pneumonitis (hypersensitivity)

Renal stones

Skin ulceration

Good Evidence

Bronchitis - acute

Granulomatous disease (liver)

Nasal septal perforation

Pneumonia

Pulmonary edema

Pulmonary fibrosis

Limited Evidence

Bone cancer/Ewings sarcoma

Cardiomyopathy

Immune suppression

Mesothelioma

Sarcoidosis

Seizures

References

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Gottschall EB. Occupational and environmental thoracic malignancies. Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 2002 Jul; 17:189-197.

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Agents Classified by the IARC Monographs. Accessed in 2010.

Kelleher P, Pacheco K, Newman LS. Inorganic dust pneumonias: the metal-related parenchymal disorders. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2000 Aug;108 Suppl 4:685-96.

Klaassen CD, Ed. Casarett and Doull's Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons, 6th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill 2001.

LaDou J, Ed. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 3rd Edition. New York: Lange Medical/McGraw-Hill Company, 2004.

Leikin JB, Davis A et al. Selected topics related to occupational exposures. Part IV. Occupational liver disease. Disease-a-Month. 2000 Apr;46(4):296-310.

Rom WM. Environmental and Occupational Medicine, 3rd Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishers, 1998.

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