Which of the following is an example of pollutants whose concentration increases in each trophic level?

Category: QuestionsWhich of the following is an example of pollutants whose concentration increases in each trophic level?
Editor">Editor Staff asked 4 weeks ago

Which of the following is an example of pollutants whose concentration increases in each trophic level?
 
(a) Potassium
 
(b) Glucose
 
(c) DDT
 
(d) Nitrogen
 
The question was posed to me in class test.
 
My question comes from Environmental Issues in section Environmental Issues of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 4 weeks ago

The correct option is (c) DDT
 
For explanation: The process of accumulation of certain pollutants (toxins) in the tissues of organisms whose concentration increases along the food chain is known as biomagnification or bioamplification. DDT, methylmercury, toxaphene are examples of such pollutants.