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Bioaccumulation is the process where a substance is taken into a living organism, either from the water or through food, and steadily increases in concentration (bioconcentrates) as it is stored in the tissues.

The most likely substances to  bioaccumulate are those which are poorly soluble in water but which are highly soluble in the fatty (lipid) tissues of fish and other organisms.

In summary, PDMS fluids of commercial interest do not bioaccumulate because they are too large to be absorbed by biological membranes.

  • Polydimethylsiloxanes Do Not Bioaccumulate.
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