Food Web–Specific Biomagnification of Persistent Organic Pollutants

  title={Food Web–Specific Biomagnification of Persistent Organic Pollutants},
  author={B. Kelly and M. Ikonomou and Joel D. Blair and Anne E. Morin and F. Gobas},
  pages={236 - 239}
  • B. Kelly, M. Ikonomou, +2 authors F. Gobas
  • Published 2007
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • Substances that accumulate to hazardous levels in living organisms pose environmental and human-health risks, which governments seek to reduce or eliminate. Regulatory authorities identify bioaccumulative substances as hydrophobic, fat-soluble chemicals having high octanol-water partition coefficients (KOW)(≥100,000). Here we show that poorly metabolizable, moderately hydrophobic substances with a KOW between 100 and 100,000, which do not biomagnify (that is, increase in chemical concentration… CONTINUE READING
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