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Index Bioaccumulation

Bioaccumulation is the accumulation of substances, such as pesticides, or other chemicals in an organism. [1]

56 relations: Adipose tissue, Algal bloom, Atlantic puffin, Bioconcentration, Biodilution, Biological half-life, Biomagnification, Biotransformation, Carnivore, Catabolism, Chelation therapy, Ciguatera fish poisoning, Ciguatoxin, Coastal fish, DDT, Dog, Douglas Mawson, Environmental impact of pesticides, Excretion, Exploration, Fat, Gasoline, Heavy metals, Husky, Hypervitaminosis A, International POPs Elimination Network, Lead, Liver, Mad as a hatter, Manduca sexta, Measured environmental concentration, Mercury (element), Mercury poisoning, Methylmercury, Mussel, Nicotine, Nuclear fallout, Nuclear weapon, Osteoblast, Oyster, Persistent organic pollutant, Pesticide, Phytoremediation, Poisoning, Polar bear, Red tide, Seabird, Smooth toadfish, Solubility, Strontium-90, ..., Tetraethyllead, Tobacco, Toxin, Trophic level, Vitamin A, Xavier Mertz. Expand index (6 more) »

Adipose tissue

In biology, adipose tissue, body fat, or simply fat is a loose connective tissue composed mostly of adipocytes.

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Algal bloom

An algal bloom is a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae in freshwater or marine water systems, and is recognized by the discoloration in the water from their pigments.

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Atlantic puffin

The Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica), also known as the common puffin, is a species of seabird in the auk family.

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Bioconcentration is the accumulation of a chemical in or on an organism when the source of chemical is solely water.

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Biodilution, sometimes referred to as bloom dilution, is the decrease in concentration of an element or pollutant with an increase in trophic level.

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Biological half-life

The biological half-life of a biological substance is the time it takes for half to be removed by biological processes when the rate of removal is roughly exponential.

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Biomagnification, also known as bioamplification or biological magnification, is the increasing concentration of a substance, such as a toxic chemical, in the tissues of tolerant organisms at successively higher levels in a food chain.

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Biotransformation is the chemical modification (or modifications) made by an organism on a chemical compound.

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A carnivore, meaning "meat eater" (Latin, caro, genitive carnis, meaning "meat" or "flesh" and vorare meaning "to devour"), is an organism that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue, whether through predation or scavenging.

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Catabolism (from Greek κάτω kato, "downward" and βάλλειν ballein, "to throw") is the set of metabolic pathways that breaks down molecules into smaller units that are either oxidized to release energy or used in other anabolic reactions.

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Chelation therapy

Chelation therapy is a medical procedure that involves the administration of chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body.

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Ciguatera fish poisoning

Ciguatera fish poisoning, also known simply as ciguatera, is a foodborne illness caused by eating reef fish whose flesh is contaminated with certain toxins.

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Chemical structure of the ciguatoxin '''CTX1B''' Ciguatoxins are a class of toxic polycyclic polyethers found in fish that cause ciguatera.

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Coastal fish

Coastal fish, also called inshore fish or neritic fish, inhabit the sea between the shoreline and the edge of the continental shelf.

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Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, commonly known as DDT, is a colorless, tasteless, and almost odorless crystalline chemical compound, an organochlorine, originally developed as an insecticide, and ultimately becoming infamous for its environmental impacts.

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The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris when considered a subspecies of the gray wolf or Canis familiaris when considered a distinct species) is a member of the genus Canis (canines), which forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.

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Douglas Mawson

Sir Douglas Mawson OBE FRS FAA (5 May 1882 – 14 October 1958) was an Australian geologist, Antarctic explorer, and academic.

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Environmental impact of pesticides

The impact of pesticides consists of the effects of pesticides on non-target species.

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Excretion is the process by which metabolic waste is eliminated from an organism.

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Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources.

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Fat is one of the three main macronutrients, along with carbohydrate and protein.

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Gasoline (American English), or petrol (British English), is a transparent, petroleum-derived liquid that is used primarily as a fuel in spark-ignited internal combustion engines.

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Heavy metals

Heavy metals are generally defined as metals with relatively high densities, atomic weights, or atomic numbers.

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Husky is a general name for a sled-type of dog used in northern regions, differentiated from other sled-dog types by their fast pulling style.

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Hypervitaminosis A

Hypervitaminosis A refers to the toxic effects of ingesting too much preformed vitamin A. Symptoms arise as a result of altered bone metabolism and altered metabolism of other fat-soluble vitamins.

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International POPs Elimination Network

The International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) is a global network of NGOs dedicated to the common aim of eliminating persistent organic pollutants.

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Lead is a chemical element with symbol Pb (from the Latin plumbum) and atomic number 82.

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The liver, an organ only found in vertebrates, detoxifies various metabolites, synthesizes proteins, and produces biochemicals necessary for digestion.

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Mad as a hatter

"Mad as a hatter" is a colloquial English phrase used in conversation to suggest (lightheartedly) that a person is suffering from insanity.

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Manduca sexta

Manduca sexta is a moth of the family Sphingidae present through much of the American continent.

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Measured environmental concentration

An Measured Environmental Concentration (MEC) relates to a chemical substance found in an environmental sample.

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Mercury (element)

Mercury is a chemical element with symbol Hg and atomic number 80.

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Mercury poisoning

Mercury poisoning is a type of metal poisoning due to mercury exposure.

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Methylmercury (sometimes methyl mercury) is an organometallic cation with the formula.

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Mussel is the common name used for members of several families of bivalve molluscs, from saltwater and freshwater habitats.

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Nicotine is a potent parasympathomimetic stimulant and an alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants.

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Nuclear fallout

Nuclear fallout, or simply fallout, is the residual radioactive material propelled into the upper atmosphere following a nuclear blast, so called because it "falls out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed.

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Nuclear weapon

A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb).

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Osteoblasts (from the Greek combining forms for "bone", ὀστέο-, osteo- and βλαστάνω, blastanō "germinate") are cells with a single nucleus that synthesize bone.

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Oyster is the common name for a number of different families of salt-water bivalve molluscs that live in marine or brackish habitats.

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Persistent organic pollutant

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological, and photolytic processes.

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Pesticides are substances that are meant to control pests, including weeds.

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Phytoremediation /ˌfaɪtəʊrɪˌmiːdɪˈeɪʃən/ refers to the technologies that use living plants to clean up soil, air, and water contaminated with hazardous contaminants.

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Poisoning is a condition or a process in which an organism becomes chemically harmed severely (poisoned) by a toxic substance or venom of an animal.

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Polar bear

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a hypercarnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses.

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Red tide

Red tide is a common name for a worldwide phenomenon known as an algal bloom (large concentrations of aquatic microorganisms—protozoans or unicellular algae) when it is caused by species of dinoflagellates and other organisms.

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Seabirds (also known as marine birds) are birds that are adapted to life within the marine environment.

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Smooth toadfish

The smooth toadfish (Tetractenos glaber) is a species of fish in the pufferfish family Tetraodontidae.

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Solubility is the property of a solid, liquid or gaseous chemical substance called solute to dissolve in a solid, liquid or gaseous solvent.

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Strontium-90 is a radioactive isotope of strontium produced by nuclear fission, with a half-life of 28.8 years.

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Tetraethyllead (commonly styled tetraethyl lead), abbreviated TEL, is an organolead compound with the formula (CH3CH2)4Pb.

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Tobacco is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them.

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A toxin (from toxikon) is a poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms; synthetic toxicants created by artificial processes are thus excluded.

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Trophic level

The trophic level of an organism is the position it occupies in a food chain.

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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a group of unsaturated nutritional organic compounds that includes retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, and several provitamin A carotenoids (most notably beta-carotene).

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Xavier Mertz

Xavier Mertz (6 October 1882 – 8 January 1913) was a Swiss explorer, mountaineer and skier, from Basel.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioaccumulation

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