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chron·ic toxi·c·i·ty

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  1. chronic toxicitynoun

    The capacity of a substance to cause long-term or delayed adverse health effects.


  1. Chronic toxicity

    Chronic toxicity, the development of adverse effects as a result of long term exposure to a contaminant or other stressor, is an important aspect of aquatic toxicology. Adverse effects associated with chronic toxicity can be directly lethal but are more commonly sublethal, including changes in growth, reproduction, or behavior. Chronic toxicity is in contrast to acute toxicity, which occurs over a shorter period of time to higher concentrations. Various toxicity tests can be performed to assess the chronic toxicity of different contaminants, and usually last at least 10% of an organism's lifespan. Results of aquatic chronic toxicity tests can be used to determine water quality guidelines and regulations for protection of aquatic organisms.


  1. Chronic toxicity

    Chronic toxicity is a property of a substance that has toxic effects on a living organism, when that organism is exposed to the substance continuously or repeatedly. Compared with acute toxicity. Two distinct situations need to be considered: ⁕Prolonged exposure to a substance For example if a person drinks too much alcohol on a regular basis then their health may suffer as a result. The alcohol does not have a long biological halflife but it is supplied on a regular basis to the body of the person. ⁕Prolonged internal exposure because a substance remains in the body for a long time For example if a person were to ingest radium much of it would be absorbed into the bones where it would exert a harmful effect on a person's health. The radium might cause a disturbance in the blood cell-forming part of the bone

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chronic toxicity in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chronic toxicity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Cornell University:

    Plants take up trace amounts of arsenic from the soil, and we have been ingesting these trace amounts for all of human history. Generally, these amounts are at levels well below that associated with either acute or chronic toxicity.


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