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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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Renal (kidney) cancer

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

tobacco smoke (active smoking)

Good Evidence

arsenic

asbestos

asphalt

benzene

captafol

coal tars

coal tars

copper sulfate

creosotes

PAHs

particulate air pollution (soot)

pentachlorophenol (PCP)

pesticides

trichloroethylene (TCE)

Limited Evidence

benzidine

cadmium

captan

carbon tetrachloride

chloroform

chlorothalonil

chromium

cutting oils

dibromochloropropane (DBCP)

fungicides

gasoline

glyphosate

lead

lubricating oils

mercury

mineral oils

MTBE

nickel

nitrapyrin

p-dichlorobenzene

pesticides

potassium bromate

solvents

sulfur mustard (mustard gas)

tetrachloroethylene (PCE)

tetrafluoroethylene

vinyl chloride

Notes

+ - Group 1 human carcinogen, # - Group 2A human carcinogen, ^ - Group 2B human carcinogen (IARC). Organic solvent and degreasing exposure in iron/steel and dry cleaning/laundry workers. Pesticide exposure associated with disease includes insecticides, fungicides and herbicides in both manufacturing processes and agricultural work (applicators, farmers). Individual chemicals have not been identified in these studies.