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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Causes Grouped by strength of evidence
PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), not otherwise specified
Organic solvent exposure in commercial pressmen has been associated with colo-rectal cancer. Limited data showing association of colo-rectal ca in children with insecticide use. In addition to groups or individual pesticides listed, pesticide exposure in applicators, manufacturers and agricultural workers has been associated with colorectal ca. In these situations, the individual is exposed to mixtures of pesticides or different pesticides at different times and a correlation between an individual pesticide and disease can not be made.