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Bioaccumulation: terrestrial

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Bioaccumulation data of Ti in plants have been generated by Caille et al. (2005) (read-across approach with titanium). After 54 days of exposure of different plant species (rape, Brassica napus; cabbage, Brassica oleracea; red fescue, Festuca rubra) the authors noticed very similar low concentrations of Ti in the leaves, i.e. between 0,7 and 2,4 mg Ti/kg dw, resulting in very low biota-to-soil-accumulation factors (BSAF) between 0,0002 and 0,0008 kg/kg. 

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Bioaccumulation of Ti are very low and therefore a significant transfer in the food chain is not expected. Indeed, data on the bioaccumulation of Ti clearly show that a significant bioaccumulation in plants is not likely to occur.