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Bioaccumulation of marine pollutants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  40274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bioaccumulation of pollutants can occur from sea water, from suspended particles, from sediments and through food chains. The rate at which accumulation occurs in an organism depends not only on the availability of the pollutant but also on a whole range of biological, chemical and environmental factors. The ultimate level which is reached is governed by the ability of the organism to excrete the pollutant or, alternatively, store it. This latter course often leads to the attainment of very high concentrations and sometimes no equilibrium level is ever reached. Two particular topics which are considered are the biological amplification of pollutants along food chains and the development of tolerance which sometimes occurs.
G W Bryan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences     Volume:  286     ISSN:  0962-8436     ISO Abbreviation:  Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., B, Biol. Sci.     Publication Date:  1979 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-12-18     Completed Date:  1979-12-18     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503623     Medline TA:  Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  483-505     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fishes / metabolism*
Food Supply
Hydrocarbons / metabolism
Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated / metabolism
Invertebrates / metabolism*
Metals / metabolism*
Water Pollutants*
Water Pollutants, Chemical*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydrocarbons; 0/Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated; 0/Metals; 0/Radioisotopes; 0/Water Pollutants; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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