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 our methodology.
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COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Causes Grouped by strength of evidence
particulate air pollution (soot)
tobacco smoke (active smoking)
Cement dust, chlorine, coal dust, grain dust, cotton/hemp/flax dust, and sulfur dioxide have all been shown to act additively or multiplicatively with tobacco smoke to cause disease.