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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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Low birth weight / small for gestational age / intra-uterine growth retardation

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

1,1-dichloroethane

cocaine

ethyl alcohol (ethanol)

nicotine

tobacco smoke

tobacco smoke (secondhand)

Good Evidence

air pollution

arsenic

atrazine

carbon monoxide

chlorination byproducts

chlorpyrifos

cyanazine

DDT/DDE

DES

diazinon

herbicides

lead

lindane

mercury

metolachlor

noise

organochlorine pesticides

organophosphates

particulate air pollution (soot)

PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), not otherwise specified

pentachlorophenol (PCP)

pesticides

solvents

toluene

trihalomethanes

Limited Evidence

1,1-dichloroethane

2,4,5-T

carbon tetrachloride

dioxins / TCDD

ethylene oxide

N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)

perfluorinated acids

phenoxyacetic herbicides

tetrachloroethylene (PCE)

trichloroethylene (TCE)

Notes

Trihalomethanes are found in drinking water as by-products of disinfection, usually by chlorine. Carbon tetrachloride, Tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene as contaminants of drinking water