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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CAS number: 71-55-6

Diseases linked to this toxicant    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

Neurobehavioral abnormalities

Steatosis (fatty liver)

Good Evidence

Acute hepatocellular injury (hepatitis)


Autoimmune antibodies (positive ANA, anti-DNA, RF, etc.)

Fetotoxicity (miscarriage / spontaneous abortion, stillbirth)


Limited Evidence


Immune suppression

Multiple myeloma

Peripheral neuropathy


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