bioaccumulate


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bioaccumulate

(ˌbaɪəʊəˈkjuːmʊˌleɪt)
vb (intr)
(Biology) (of substances, esp toxins) to build up within the tissues of organisms
ˌbioacˌcumuˈlation n
Translations
bioakkumulieren
생물농축되다
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According to Cinches, being an apex predator, sharks bioaccumulate heavy metals into their system, which is being transferred to humans.
This means that they have a high stability to chemical breakdown, bioaccumulate in the food chain and are toxic to humans and animals.
We are told that it doesn't bioaccumulate in the body's cells and tissues and is excreted rapidly.
The bad news is that "it does bioaccumulate," says Weiss-Penzias, causing animals and plants in fog-shrouded areas to have 10 times as much monomethylmercury in them as those in areas without fog.
POPs are the substances that are resistant to biodegradation, have a strong tendency to bioaccumulate in the food chain, and are prone to long-range transport.
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.
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.