Impacts of Xenobiotic Compounds on the Environment
Xenobiotic compounds are potential pollutants that can enter in to the environment either in low concentration at micro levels to higher concentrations which are resistant to degradation to a greater extent. These chemicals are extremely toxic in nature and they can have an impact on the survival of both lower and higher eukaryotes. These substances are tenacious and can last for years in the environment, causing bioaccumulation and biomagnification. It also finds their way into food chains, where their concentrations are found to be high even in organisms that do not directly interact with xenobiotics. This paper explains the variety of effects caused by the xenobiotic compounds in the environment.