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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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Stomach cancer

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

tobacco smoke (active smoking)

Good Evidence

aromatic amines

asbestos

chlorination byproducts

chromium

coal dust

dioxins / TCDD

ethylene oxide

ionizing radiation

nickel

nitrates / nitrites

phenoxyacetic herbicides

solvents

trihalomethanes

Limited Evidence

1,3-butadiene

acrylonitrile

amitrole

chlorothalonil

dibromochloropropane (DBCP)

dichloropropene

dichlorvos

ethylene dibromide (EDB)

lead

PAHs

pesticides

propylene oxide

solvents

toluene

xylene

Notes

# - Group 2A human carcinogen, ^ - Group 2B human carcinogen (IARC) Pesticide exposure in applicators, manufacturers, farmers and other occupations with diverse exposures to mixtures of pesticides has been associated with stomach ca. In these studies it was not possible to associate the cancer with individual pesticide exposure.