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Toxicant and Disease Database

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Steatosis (fatty liver)

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

1,1,1-trichloroethane

carbon tetrachloride

chloroform

dimethylformamide

ethyl alcohol (ethanol)

phosphorus

solvents

tetrachloroethane

Good Evidence

arsenic

halothane

hydrazines

hydrocarbons

styrene

TNT (trinitrotoluene)

Notes

Arsenical pesticides have been associated with steatosis. Hydrocarbon exposure in petrochemical workers has been associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.