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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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Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

carbon disulfide

lead

Good Evidence

arsenic

carbon monoxide

thallium (and related salts)

Limited Evidence

cadmium

DDT/DDE

dioxins / TCDD

mercury

PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), not otherwise specified

phenoxyacetic herbicides

vinyl chloride

Notes

Arsenic in drinking water has been associated with hypertension.