Understanding the process of biomagnification is very important in protecting human beings and other organisms from the adverse effects of chemical exposure, and has become a critical consideration in the regulation of chemical use.
Organisms are linked to one another in an ecosystem by the flow of energy and the cycling of materials. Humans are an integral part of the natural system and human activities can alter the stability of ecosystems.
Matter needed to sustain life is continually recycled among and between organisms and the environment. Energy from the Sun flows irreversibly through ecosystems and is conserved as organisms use and transform it.