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BIOMAGNIFICATION PROCESS [1 record]

Record 1 2001-02-21

English

Subject field(s)
  • Ecology (General)
  • Water Pollution
CONT

Through this process of biomagnification, which can take quite a long time and affect the entire ecosystem, contaminants may eventually appear in concentrations high enough to have significant acute or chronic toxic effects on predatory species that dominate food chains.

Key term(s)
  • biomagnification process

French

Domaine(s)
  • Écologie (Généralités)
  • Pollution de l'eau
CONT

Par ce processus de bioamplification qui peut s'étendre sur une période de temps relativement longue et qui est susceptible de toucher l'écosystème dans son ensemble, ces polluants pourront éventuellement atteindre des concentrations suffisamment élevées pour produire des effets toxiques aigus ou chroniques significatifs chez les espèces prédatrices qui dominent les chaînes alimentaires.

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