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Toxicant and Disease Database

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Altered sex ratio

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Good Evidence

boron

dibromochloropropane (DBCP)

dioxins / TCDD

fungicides

mercury

Limited Evidence

organochlorine pesticides

PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), not otherwise specified

Notes

In families where fungicides were applied by the father, significantly fewer male children were born (44) An increase in male fetal death has been observed due to methyl mercury in Minamata, Japan in the 1950s.