What is biomagnification in simple words?

Biomagnification is the increase in the buildup of toxins within substances that happens at each stage of the food chain.

Biomagnification is caused by the following factors:

  • When a substance cannot be broken down by environmental processes
  • Substances concentration increases progressively as it moves up the food chain
  • Low or non-existent rate of internal degradation or excretion of the toxic substance

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