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bioaccumulative

Definitions

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  • adj. That tends to accumulate in an organism when the organism's ability to remove it is insufficient

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Examples

  • Some of these pollutants, known as bioaccumulative chemicals of concern BCC, pose risks to fish and other species as well as to the humans and wildlife that consume them.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • It is also bioaccumulative, meaning its concentration intensifies as it moves up the food chain. "interview with CNN, Dr. Shaw said this of the toxic soup that is the combination of oil and dispersants:" Shrimpers [were] throwing their nets into water ... [then] water from the nets splashed on [one's] skin ....

    GlobalResearch.ca

  • It is also bioaccumulative, meaning its concentration intensifies as it moves up the food chain. "interview with CNN, Dr. Shaw said this of the toxic soup that is the combination of oil and dispersants:" Shrimpers [were] throwing their nets into water ... [then] water from the nets splashed on [one's] skin ... [

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  • While the EPA has been working on a gradual phase-out, Wal-Mart simply decided to ban the chemical, a neurotoxin that the EPA says is "persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic to both humans and the environment."

    Carl Pope: Green Sprouts in the Sidewalk?

  • In addition to its direct toxicity there are serious concerns that Deca breaks down in the environment to form PBDEs with fewer bromines, which are more persistent and bioaccumulative in people.

    Enviroblog: Extinguishing Deca: A toxic flame retardant may flicker out Archives

  • Ban the supertoxic chemicals, including chemicals that build up in our bodies known as persistent bioaccumulative toxins, or PBTs and toxic metals like lead and mercury.

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • To make sure your present is safe for people and the environment, avoid giving pots and pans with non-stick surfaces, which are made using a highly persistent, toxic and bioaccumulative chemical known as PFOA.

    Nena Baker: Keep the Gifts Under the Tree Toxics-Free

  • And consider this: House dust is full of persistent, bioaccumulative chemicals such as stain and grease fighters and flame retardants.

    Nena Baker: Keep the Gifts Under the Tree Toxics-Free

  • This may sound arcane but it's significant in a number of ways, not least because decaBDE is a persistent and bioaccumulative synthetic chemical - one of a class of flame retardants known as PBDEs - that most of us have been encountering daily for years.

    Elizabeth Grossman: Toxic Flame Retardant on Its Way Out: Will What Follows be Safe?

  • Many solvents like turpentine are bioaccumulative, so while they may be cheap, I say skip 'em.

    Scumbling the Lights

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