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Bioaccumulation: terrestrial

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No reliable data are available for the bioaccumulation of bismuth in terrestrial organisms. The data available for uptake of Bi in plants and fungi (all Klimisch 3) report a range in plant Bi concentrations between 0.01 and 0.26 mg Bi/kg dry weight for soil concentrations between 0.09 and 5.6 mg Bi/kg dry weight. This results in BSAF values between 0.007 and 0.13, indicating the absence of Bi accumulation from soil to plants or fungi. No data were identified for bioaccumulation of Bi in terrestrial invertebrates.