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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As top predators in the aquatic food web, they have a much greater exposure to chemicals that bioaccumulate in animal tissues.
They also bioaccumulate in the bodies of animals and humans.
The potential for plastic to bioaccumulate throughout the food web is enormous.
Some of the toxic materials in rubber break down quickly, while others bioaccumulate. One common rubber leachate is 2-mercaptobenzothiazole, a chemical commonly used as an accelerator during the production process.
- is prone to bioaccumulate and magnify such metals.
Several BFRs have known toxic properties, are highly resistant to degradation in the environment and are able to bioaccumulate (build up in animals and humans).
Organic pollutants are persistent to the marine environment and can bioaccumulate in the tissues of organisms, especially in highly urbanized areas.
Nor did I know or care that such toxins are surprisingly abundant at the ocean's surface, or that they bioaccumulate as they move up the food chain.
Wild amphibian species in North Dakota bioaccumulate cadmium and maintain higher cadmium loads than the habitats they live in.
Overall wheat tissue levels of lead were low, because most plants typically do not bioaccumulate lead to any significant degree.
It can cause adverse developmental effects, can persist in the environment and can bioaccumulate in people and animals.
Earthworms can bioaccumulate contaminants from soil and serve as a food source for a variety of animals.