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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Fetotoxicity (miscarriage / spontaneous abortion, stillbirth)
Causes Grouped by strength of evidence
particulate air pollution (soot)
PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), not otherwise specified
Anesthetic gases include halothane, nitrous oxide and ethane. Toluene, nitrous oxide, and ethylene oxide exposure in a male have been associated with miscarriage in the female partner. Trihalomethanes, including bromodichloromethane, are found in drinking water as by-products of disinfection (usually by chlorine). Pesticide exposure occupationally such as in farming and pesticide application in the home has been associated with spontaneous abortion and stillbirth. While some studies have investigated particular pesticides, most studies do not identify individual pesticide or classes of pesticides.