bioconcentration


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bioconcentration

The concentration of pollutants, especially pesticides, in the living tissue of organisms at the top end of a food chain.
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Garcia E, Reyes R (1996) Bioconcentration of mercury in Acetabularia calyculus: Evidence of a polypeptide in whole cells and anucleated cells.
Briggs GG (1981) Theoretical and experimental relationships between soil adsorption, octanol-water partition coefficients, water solubilities, bioconcentration factors, and the parachor.
Although their manufacture and use has been prohibited for the last 20 years, lipophilic and stable natures of PCB continues to result in its bioconcentration in the fatty tissues of animals and humans.
Uptake of PCBs in fish in a contaminated river system: Bioconcentration factors measured in the field.
This is the concept of the bioconcentration factor (BCF) defined in Equation 1.
In turn, its bioconcentration factor decreased as the applied Pb concentrations increased.
Metals are non-biodegradable in nature and their bioconcentration from the ambient water may occur in the fish tissues by means of metabolic and biosorption processes (Hodson, 1988; Carpene and Vasak, 1989).
In fish, the Dec 602 concentration was ~15-80 times higher than than that of DP, and the bioconcentration factor (BCF) of Dec 602 is ~40 times higher than that of DP (Shen et al.
The potential of this phenomenon is often quantified by the bioconcentration factor (BCF).
Bioconcentration and tissue distribution of perfluorinated acids in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
BCF values can be used as an index to estimate a plant's ability of accumulating heavy metals according to the bioconcentration [18].
These include characteristics of the population, bioconcentration factors for toxics, drinking water intake, and relative source contribution (potential exposures from skin absorption, inhalation, and food sources other than fish and water).