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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electromagnetic fields

Diseases linked to this toxicant    Grouped by strength of evidence

Limited Evidence

Adult-onset leukemias

Brain cancer - adult

Brain cancer - childhood

Breast cancer

Childhood leukemias

Fetotoxicity (miscarriage / spontaneous abortion, stillbirth)

Myelodysplastic syndrome (pre-leukemia)

Testicular cancer


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