Bioaccumulation of toxic substances

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Accumulation of contaminant residues in plants and animals
Accumulation of pollutants in plants and animals

Bioaccumulation is the accumulation of substances in living organisms because they are not capable of being broken down by bacteria, metabolic processes or other biological means. Where the substances are toxic, this can lead to progressive and irreversible harmful effects.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
28.02.2022 – 06:41 CET