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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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Metal fume fever

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

magnesium

zinc oxide

Good Evidence

copper

Limited Evidence

arsenic

boron

cadmium

manganese

nickel

tin

titanium

Notes

Acute, self-limiting flu-like illness common in welders.