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Definition of the verb Bioaccumulate

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  1. [often, of a toxin] To accumulate in a biological system over time.

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Google previewBrominated Flame Retardants (2011)

by Ethel Eljarrat, Damià Barceló

Food The ability of selected PBDEs to bioaccumulate means that both aquatic and terrestrial foods are potential exposure sources. For POPs that exhibit ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Health (2003)

by David Worthington

bioaccumulate. The term used to describe the capacitywherebychemicals(such as, for example, DIOXIN) are takenupfromtheenvironment,are concentrated by accumulation and persist within organic material. bioassay Any test of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography (2010)

by Barney Warf

Additionally, lipophilic compounds bioaccumulate, with greater concentrations detected at higher levels in the food chain. As a result, PCBs and chlorinated pesticides such as DDT are the major aromatic CHCs in marine fish, mammals, and ...

Google previewDictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance (2013)

by Richard A Meganck, Richard E Saunier

– Chemical substances that bioaccumulate through the food web and pose a long-term risk to human and environmental health. Persona non grata – An individual who is unacceptable to or ...

Google previewLexicon of Environmental Law / Les Définitions Du Droit de L’environnement (2012)

by Cédric Viale

– “ Recognizing that persistent organic pollutants possess toxic properties, resist degradation, bioaccumulate and are transported, through air, water and migratory ...

Google previewDictionary of Water and Waste Management (2005)

by Paul G Smith

If it is present in seawater, molluscs such as oysters can bioaccumulate cadmium. Cadmium may be released into the air from incinerators or ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Civil Engineering (2005)

by M.L.Sharman

It is also known to bioaccumulate in fatty tissues. polycrystalline referring to crystalline materials that are composed of more than one crystal or grain. polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or polararomatic hydrocarcons (PAHS) PAHs, such as ...

Google previewHawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (2016)

by Robert A. Lewis

Hazard: Carcinogen; bioaccumulate. Use: In the manufacture ...

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