Is there evidence of bioaccumulation in non fish species?



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    Yes, the most famous being the use of the pesticide DDT by farmers. Birds, primarily raptors, became victims of this pollutants’ bioaccumulation and the result was rampant shell-thinning in birds of prey living around crop fields sprayed with DDT.

    Bioaccumulation can occur in plant life as well. A particular case is with the acidic pollutant, trifluoroacetic acid (TFA). TFA would be transported from the soil into a plant’s stem and spread into the leaves.

    It is possible for bioaccumulation to occur in species other than fish, as its definition states that for the process to occur, a bottom link in a food chain must become contaminated from the environment, and whatever pollutant is responsible will be transported up the each link.

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