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Environmental fate & pathways

Bioaccumulation: aquatic / sediment

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Iron is an essential trace element, well regulated in all living organisms. The available evidence shows the absence of iron biomagnification across the  trophic chain both in the aquatic and terrestrial food chains. The existing information suggests not only that iron does not biomagnify, but rather  that  it tends to exhibit biodilution. Therefore the need for additional testing for bioaccumulation can be waived. More detailed information can be found in the attached document (White paper on waiving for secondary poisoning for Al & Fe compounds final report 02-02-2010.pdf).

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