Pick out the correct characteristic of organic toxins.
(a) insoluble, non-biodegradable
(b) soluble, non-biodegradable
(c) insoluble, biodegradable
(d) soluble, biodegradable
The question was posed to me during an online interview.
My doubt is from Environmental Chemistry topic in section Environmental Chemistry of Chemistry – Class 11
Select the correct answer from above options
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Right option is (a) insoluble, non-biodegradable
Easy explanation: Organic toxins are poisonous substances derived from living organisms. Most of the organic toxins are water insoluble and non-biodegradable. These high persistent toxins are, therefore, transferred from lower trophic level to higher trophic level through food chain. Organic toxins are almost equally harmful as the synthetic chemicals to humans.