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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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Adult-onset leukemias*

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

1,3-butadiene

ethylene oxide

formaldehyde

ionizing radiation

Good Evidence

1,2-dichloroethane

Agent Orange

alachlor

aromatic amines

arsenic

carbon disulfide

carbon tetrachloride

chlorinated solvents

DDT/DDE

dioxins / TCDD

pesticides

phenoxyacetic herbicides

tobacco smoke (active smoking)

Limited Evidence

asbestos

atrazine

captan

carbamates

chlordane

chromium

crotoxyphos

dichlorvos

dieldrin

electromagnetic fields

lindane

methidathion

organochlorine pesticides

organophosphates

PAHs

pesticides

pyrethins / pyrethroids

styrene

tetrachloroethylene (PCE)

trichloroethylene (TCE)

Notes

* - general category including acute and chronic leukemia. + - Group 1 human carcinogen, # - Group 2A human carcinogen, ^ - Group 2B human carcinogen (IARC), In addition to the pesticides listed, unspecified pesticide exposure in applicators, manufacturers, and agricultural workers has been associated with leukemia. In these situations, the individual is exposed to mixtures of pesticides or different pesticides at different times. Associations between a specific pesticide exposure and disease can not be made.