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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





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