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: 15972-60-8

Diseases linked to this toxicant    Grouped by strength of evidence

Good Evidence

Abnormal sperm (morphology, motility, and sperm count)

Adult-onset leukemias

Colorectal cancer

Limited Evidence

Lymphoma (non-Hodgkin's)

Nasopharyngeal / sino-nasal cancer


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