Bioaccumulation

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The uptake of organic compounds by biota from either water or food. Many toxic organic chemicals attain concentrations in biota several orders of magnitude greater than their environmental concentrations, and therefore, bioaccumulation poses a serious threat to both the biota themselves and the humans that feed on these species.