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59.4 Pollution and Biomagnification
Ammonia can be formed in the soil through the use of the chemical.
The release of animal human health programs during and after World War II, particularly as waste, was one of the first important applications of DDT.
The process is carried out by organisms.
The excess of H+ caused most soils to be slightly acidic.
There is a common pathway for nitrogen to enter the soil.
Light and heat can be used to denitrifying.
Because of its high cholesterol content, DDT concentrates in biological tissues.
Industrial fixation of nitrogen for the pro organisms at higher trophic levels can accumulate and contribute to the pool of nitrogen concentrations of DDT in their lipids.
A typical pattern of biomag is found in the soils and waters of agricultural regions.
The highest and lakes, as the algae die, decomposition bybacteria concentration of the insecticide was found in gulls, depletes the oxygen level of the water, resulting in fish kills.
The health hazard of the inter ing water of bird species was unexpected.
Explain the relationship between biomagnfication and pollution.
Pollution generated by humans can affect biogeochemical cycles.
Animals and plants can accumulate pollutants.
A startling example of biomagnification can be found in the concentration of DDT tissue in gulls.
The small insects sharing the same sized by chemists in 1874 were the first to be treated with DDT.
In 1939 it had insecticidal properties.
Paul Muller, a Swiss scientist who won the 1948 Nobel Prize for his work on pesticides, increased the concentration of DDT in the food chain because of its biomagnification.
The unit is equivalent to a small amount of a pesticide.
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