bioaccumulate

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bioaccumulate

(bī-ō-ă-kyū'myū-lāt),
Accumulation of environmental chemicals in tissues of exposed organisms.
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The amount of a metal bioaccumulated is influenced by various factors, leading to differences between different individuals, species, seasons and sites (Kotze et al.
This is of concern since they are tentatively classified as highly toxic metals by Hellawell (1986) and are bioaccumulated in aquatic organisms (Adham et al.
We recommend routine thyroid function screening in newborns as a protective measure in the face of ubiquitous environmental endocrine disruptors, particularly for bioaccumulated and transplacental dioxins and the PCB body burden.
Effect of highly bioaccumulated polychlorinated biphenyl congeners on estrogen and androgen receptor activity.
In both types of exposures, through food and sediments, PACs bioaccumulated under chronic exposure conditions.
The BCFs of detected metals suggest that the prawns have bioaccumulated the metals from the water environment.
Carson's work showed that eagles and ospreys, predatory species at the top of the food chain that were heavily exposed to bioaccumulated DDT, had suffered disruption of estrogen function such that they were producing thin-shelled, nonviable eggs.
4 ng/L (group 1 PAHs), which was designed to protect an individual who drank this water for his/her life time and ate aquatic organisms containing bioaccumulated material from water contaminated at the determined level, was exceeded in this study.
Bioaccumulated mercury can pass through the placenta to the fetus during pregnancy, where it can cross the blood-brain barrier to impact the developing central nervous system.