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Chemicals/toxins: Exposure to chemicals as a disease risk factor.
Introduction: Exposures to chemical or other toxins can clearly create risks for medical conditions. Numerous industrial chemicals, minerals, pesticides or pollutants are associated with disease. See also risks for alcohol, caffeine and smoking.

Condition count: 16; see list of conditions below.
Related risk factors: food (38), water (29), caffeine (2), smoking (61), alcohol (36), radiation (23)

Risk factors: Risk Factor Center, risk factor list

Chemicals/toxins: Diseases list

The following list of medical conditions have 'Chemicals/toxins' or similar listed as a risk factor in our database:




  • Cancer ... Certain chemicals, Toxins



  • Gout ... lead poisoning



  • Lead poisoning ... lead-glazed pottery containers, lead soldering, lead petrol, lead in soil, lead plumbing
  • Leukemia ... certain chemicals, Benzene
  • Lung cancer ... Asbestos, Radon





More Risk Factor Topics

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  • birth control pills ... type of Contraceptives
  • birth defect in previous pregnancy ... type of Pregnancy
  • bladder procedures ... type of Procedures
  • blistering sunburns ... type of Sunlight
  • Blood
  • blood and blood products ... type of Blood
  • blood disorders ... type of Diseases
  • blood exposure ... type of Blood
  • blood transfusion (before 1989) ... type of Transfusions

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