Bioaccumulation

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Bioaccumulation is a process in which toxic substances (such as pesticides) accumulate in living organisms. This poses a threat to health, life, and to the environment.

Similar terms are bioconcentration, biological concentration, or biological magnification.[1]

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  1. Alexander D.E. 1999. Bioaccumulation, bioconcentration, biomagnification. In Environmental Geology: Encyclopedia of Earth Science. Dordrecht: Springer-Verlag.