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Bioaccumulation is the build up of toxins in a food chain, so that animals at the top are most severely effected.

Let’s look at an example, to make things clearer. We’ll use the simple food chain:

plant -> mayfly -> dragonfly -> salmon

Plant has 1 toxin.

Mayfly eats 2 plants. It has 2 toxins (2x1).

Dragonfly eats 4 mayflies. It now has 8 toxins (4x2).

Salmon eats 100 d... more

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