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Toxicant and Disease Database

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Hearing loss

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

arsenic

carbon disulfide

cobalt

ethyl alcohol (ethanol)

lead

lithium

mercury

metals

noise

thorium

Good Evidence

anilines

benzene

carbon monoxide

carbon tetrachloride

cyanide

DDT/DDE

dimethyl sulfoxide

dinitrophenols

iodine

jet fuel

JP-4

organotins

propylene glycol

solvents

styrene

toluene

trichloroethylene (TCE)

xylene

Limited Evidence

PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), not otherwise specified

Notes

Co-exposure to noise and solvents may have a combined effect on hearing loss.