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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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Behavioral problems*

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

cocaine

ethyl alcohol (ethanol)

lead

mercury

PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), not otherwise specified

Good Evidence

nicotine

Limited Evidence

organophosphates

pesticides

Notes

*Includes aggression, impulsivity, and delinquent behavior