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Agricultural – Pesticides and Bioaccumulation

Agriculture can be a source of a number of pollutants, the most significant being:

Pesticides and Pollution

Pesticides are dealt with in detail in the Biodiversity section. One of the most important principles involved in pesticide pollution is the concept of bioaccumulation within food chains, which results in lethal or damaging levels of pesticide in the top consumers.

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