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.
One of Monsanto's claims is that glyphosate doesn't bioaccumulate in tissues, rapidly biodegrades, and is excreted from the body readily.
In general, chemicals from EWMs have slow metabolic rates in animals and may bioaccumulate in tissues and be available in edible products, such as eggs and milk (Frazzoli et al.
Wild amphibian species in North Dakota bioaccumulate cadmium and maintain higher cadmium loads than the habitats they live in.
Some chemicals are not environmentally persistent and don't bioaccumulate, but are used so widely that our exposure to them is virtually continuous.
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.
Evidence shows that a subset of these chemicals called "brominated flame retardants" (BFRs) are likely to bioaccumulate in people and cause adverse health effects in children.
be a serious health threat elsewhere, unless they bioaccumulate in
However, contaminants in the oil from seafood byproducts, such as PCBs, PBDEs, heavy metals, furans and dioxins, have the potential to bioaccumulate in fish, undermining their health value.
PBDE mixtures made up of less-brominated compounds are regarded as more dangerous because they bioaccumulate in animal tissues.