Toxicant and Disease Database
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Causes Grouped by strength of evidence
PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), not otherwise specified
# - Group 2A human carcinogen, ^ - Group 2B human carcinogen (IARC) (IARC), Polymorphisms of genes for enzymes NAT-1, CYP2D6*B, and GSTT1 have been weakly associated with increased risks of prostate ca. Pesticide exposure in applicators, manufacturers, and farmers has been associated with prostate ca. In these studies, the individual was exposed to mixtures of pesticides that are unidentifiable from study designs.