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bioaccumulate

(bī-ō-ă-kyū'myū-lāt),
Accumulation of environmental chemicals in tissues of exposed organisms.
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postica was the only prey (or the major food source), Se was biomagnified across the 3 trophic levels and was bioaccumulated at levels 4 times higher than when P.
In the sediments of lakes and wetlands in more southern latitudes, sulphate-reducing bacteria are thought to methylate inorganic Hg(II) to MMHg, which can then be taken up by organisms and bioaccumulated through food webs (Compeau and Bartha, 1985; Gilmour et al.
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.
These new studies, says Rudd, indicate that "if you add a little selenium to a lake, it not only decreases the uptake of methlmercury by fish, but also reduces the toxicity of the mercury that has bioaccumulated in the fish.
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.
In both types of exposures, through food and sediments, PACs bioaccumulated under chronic exposure conditions.