Biological Magnification

From WebRef.org
Jump to navigationJump to search

Refers to the process whereby certain substances such as pesticides or heavy metals move up the food chain, work their way into rivers or lakes, and are eaten by aquatic organisms such as fish, which in turn are eaten by large birds, animals or humans. The substances become concentrated in tissues or internal organs as they move up the chain. (See bioaccumulants.)
Source: Terms of the Environment


Sponsor: Dragon Professional Individual is Here!