Contaminated food and uptake of heavy metals by fish: a review and a proposal for further research

@article{Dallinger2004ContaminatedFA,
  title={Contaminated food and uptake of heavy metals by fish: a review and a proposal for further research},
  author={R. Dallinger and F. Prosi and H. Segner and H. Back},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={73},
  pages={91-98}
}
Summary1. The uptake of heavy metals via the alimentary tract can be an important factor for the metal budget of fish. 2. Concepts such as biomagnification, bioaccumulation, biotransference, or concentration factors, convey little information about the real threat originating from heavy metals in an aquatic food chain. 3. In polluted aquatic ecosystems the transfer of metals through food chains can be high enough to bring about harmful concentrations in the tissues of fish. This relationship is… Expand
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