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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Melanoma (skin cancer)
Causes Grouped by strength of evidence
PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), not otherwise specified
Pesticide, carbon tetrachloride, asbestos, and formaldehyde exposure have been associated with intra-ocular melanomas. Pesticide exposure in applicators and farm workers has been associated with melanoma. 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.