E Minamata disease Q&A

Mercury in the environment

Q1: What is the food web?

A1: This refers to the relationship between eating or being eaten that exist among creatures in the natural world.

Commentary:
In the eco-system, the relationship between eating or being eaten are linked like a web that runs from bacteria or plants to carnivorous animals.
Many pollutants, such as methylmercury and dioxin, released into the environment show higher concentrations in organisms whose position in the food web is higher.