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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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Bronchitis - chronic

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

aluminum

ammonia

antimony

cement dust

coal dust

cotton dust

engine exhaust

fire smoke

grain dust

hemp dust

iron oxide

isocyanates

jute dust

metals

oil mists

organic dusts

osmium

particulate air pollution (soot)

silica

sulfur dioxide

tobacco smoke (active smoking)

vanadium

welding fumes

wood dust

Good Evidence

1,1-dichloroethane

arsenic

carbon black

grain dust

PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), not otherwise specified

phosgene

solvents

tobacco smoke (secondhand)

Limited Evidence

pesticides

Notes