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Chemicals

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Lead
Sources: paint, gasoline Type: neurotoxin Effects: impaired learning, nervous system disorders, death
Mercury
Sources: coal burning, fish consumption Type: neurotoxin Effects: Damaged brain, kidneys, liver, and immune system
Arsenic
Sources: mining, groundwater Type: Carcinogen Effects: Cancer
Asbestos
Sources: Building materials Type: Carcinogen Effects: Impaired breathing, lung cancer
PCBs
Sources: Industry Type: Carcinogen Effects: Cancer, impaired learning, liver damage
Radon
Sources: soil, water Type: Carcinogen Effects: Lung cancer
Vinyl Chloride
Sources: industry, water from vinyl chloride pipes Type: Carcinogen Effects: Cancer
Alcohol
Sources: alcoholic beverages Type: teratogen Effects: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Atrazine
Sources: herbicide Type: Endocrine disruptor Effects: Feminization of males, low sperm count
DDT
Sources: insecticide Type: Endocrine disruptor Effects: feminization of males, thin eggshells of birds
Phtalates
Sources: plastics, cosmetics Type: Endocrine disruptor Effects: Feminization of males