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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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Brain cancer - adult*

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

ionizing radiation

Good Evidence

chromium

methylene chloride

Limited Evidence

2,4-D

acrylonitrile

atrazine

benzene

cadmium

carbon tetrachloride

chlorpyrifos

electromagnetic fields

ethylene oxide

hexachlorobenzene

iron

lead

mercury

oil mists

pentachlorophenol (PCP)

pesticides

radiofrequency fields

solvents

tetrachloroethylene (PCE)

toluene

trichloroethylene (TCE)

vinyl chloride

xylene

Notes

*Includes gliomas, meningiomas, astrocytomas and other brain and CNS tumors. ' + - Group 1 human carcinogen, # - Group 2A human carcinogen, ^ - Group 2B human carcinogen (IARC) An increased incidence of brain ca has been observed in agriculture workers and farmers.