Bio-magnification and Bio-accumulation in Water

“Radioactive Heavy Metal Poison Plutonium, Cesium, Cerium, Iodine Bioaccumulation to 26,000 Times in Ocean Algae or Plankton, to 5,570,000 Bq/Kg in Land Algae, Biomagnification from there, WHOI, Jay Cullen Refuse to Test”

Published to a Green Road Journal. January 2017.

Important Points:

  • The problem is that the ocean or fresh water is largely empty of radiation within days, but the algae and/or plankton is fully ‘loaded’ with huge amounts of radioactive heavy metal poison.
  • One gram of plankton could contain a thousand times as much radioactivity as a gram of water adjacent to it.
  • It tends to concentrate in the liver of fish.
  • Bio-accumulation happens at the bottom of the food chain.
  • Organisms that accumulate certain radioactive substances in especially high concentrations are called bio-indicators of radioactive contamination.
  • Bio-magnification happens when the first layer of life that bio-accumulated radiation is then eaten by the next layer of living things, which bio-maginifies that radiation further.
  • 80% of all long term chronic and cumulative radiation exposure in human beings comes from food and drinks, not from exposure to radiation in the environment.