everything is blue

Updated: 10/5/2021
everything is blue

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  • If bio accumulators keystone species in an ecosystem, such as predators that control prey populations, it can lead to the loss or extinction of many species. PCBs, PAHs, heavy metals, some pesticides, and cyanide are all bio accumulators.
  • Biomagnification makes humans more prone to cancer, kidney problems, liver failure, birth defects, respiratory disorders, and heart diseases.
  • Biomagnification is a cumulative increase in the concentrations of a persistent substance, This affects humans because a large percentage of the fish we consume are higher on the food chain and therefore likely to carry a high concentration of potentially harmful chemicals.