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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ethyl alcohol (ethanol)
CAS number: 64-17-5
Diseases linked to this toxicant Grouped by strength of evidence
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