Last edited 13 Jan 2021


Containment systems for the prevention of pollution, Secondary, tertiary and other measures for industrial and commercial premises (CIRIA C736), published by CIRIA in 2014 defines biomagnification as: ‘The increase in concentration of a substance that occurs in a food chain as a consequence of persistence (cannot be broken down by environmental processes), accumulation through the food chain or the low (or non-existent) rate of internal degradation/excretion of the substance.’

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