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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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Contact dermatitis - allergic

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

antiseptics

aromatic amines

cement

chromic acid

colophony

cutting oils

dyes

epoxy resins

formaldehyde

fragrances

glues

isothiazolins

lanolins

latex

metals

pesticides

potassium dichromate

preservatives

rhus antigens

rubber products

Notes

There are over 3,000 chemical agents which have been implicated as causal agents in allergic contact dermatitis, only broad categories are listed here. Rhus antigens are poisons oak, ivy or sumac