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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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Pancreatic cancer

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

tobacco smoke (active smoking)

Good Evidence

1,1-dichloroethane

DDT/DDE

ethylan

fungicides

herbicides

ionizing radiation

nitrophenol

PAHs

PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), not otherwise specified

pentachlorophenol (PCP)

pesticides

solvents

Limited Evidence

acrylamide

acrylonitrile

cadmium

carbon tetrachloride

chlorhydrin

chromium

ethylene oxide

formaldehyde

fungicides

herbicides

methylene chloride

nitrofen

nitrosamines

NNK

organophosphates

parathion

pesticides

quinclorac

silica

solvents

styrene

tetrachloroethylene (PCE)

trichloroethylene (TCE)

vinyl chloride

Notes

+ - Group 1 human carcinogen (IARC) Organic solvent exposure in commercial pressmen and dry cleaners. NNK is a tobacco specific nitrosamines One case-control study found an association between organochlorine levels and K-ras mutations in pancreatic ca.