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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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Multiple myeloma

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

ionizing radiation

Good Evidence

arsenical pesticides

dioxins / TCDD

pesticides

phenoxyacetic herbicides

Limited Evidence

1,1,1-trichloroethane

Agent Orange

asbestos

benzene

DDT/DDE

fungicides

heavy metals

petrochemicals

solvents

trichloroethylene (TCE)

Notes

Organic solvent exposure in painters has been associated with multiple myeloma. In addition to the pesticides listed, unspecified pesticide exposure in applicators, manufacturers, and agricultural workers has been associated with multiple myeloma. 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.