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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aromatic amines

Diseases linked to this toxicant    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

Bladder cancer

Contact dermatitis - allergic

Good Evidence

Adult-onset leukemias

Breast cancer

Colorectal cancer

Lung cancer

Lymphoma (non-Hodgkin's)

Prostate cancer

Skin cancer (non-melanoma)

Stomach cancer

Limited Evidence

Brain cancer - childhood

Ovarian cancer

Systemic lupus erythematosus

Wilm's tumor


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