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Toxicant and Disease Database

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Chronic renal disease

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

beryllium

cadmium

lead

Good Evidence

1,4-dichlorobenzene

chromium

copper

mercury

organotins

paraquat

silica

Limited Evidence

carbon disulfide

phosphine

silver

solvents

uranium

Notes

Cadmium exposure in cigarette smokers is double (see acute tubular necrosis comments). Chronic renal disease from beryllium exposure occurs with multi-organ involvement (berylliosis).