Non-negligible vector effect of micro(nano)plastics on tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate in zebrafish quantified by toxicokinetic model

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Original languageEnglish
Article number132928
Journal / PublicationJournal of Hazardous Materials
Volume463
Online published4 Nov 2023
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2024

Abstract

Micro(nano)plastics (MNPs) inevitably interact with coexisting contaminants and can act as vectors to affect their fate in organisms. However, the quantitative contribution of MNPs in the in vivo bioaccumulation and distribution of their coexisting contaminants remains unclear. Here, by selecting tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) as the typical coexisting contaminant, we quantified the contribution of MNPs to bioaccumulation and distribution of TDCIPP with toxicokinetic models. Results indicated that MNPs differentially facilitated TDCIPP bioaccumulation and distribution, and NPs slowed down TDCIPP depuration more significantly than MPs. Model analysis further revealed increasing contributions of MNPs to whole-fish TDCIPP bioaccumulation over time, with NPs (33–42%) contributing more than MPs (12–32%) at 48 h exposure. NPs contributed more than MPs to TDCIPP distribution in the liver (13–19% for MPs; 36–52% for NPs) and carcass (24–45% for MPs; 57–71% for NPs). The size-dependent vector effect might be attributed to the fact that MNPs promote contaminant transfer by damaging biofilm structure and increasing tissue membrane permeability, with NPs exerting stronger effects. This work demonstrated the effectiveness of using modeling tools to understand the relative importance of MNPs as contaminant vectors in the TK process and highlighted the higher contaminant transfer potential of NPs under combined exposure scenarios. © 2023 Elsevier B.V.

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  • Bioaccumulation, Distribution, Micro(nano)plastics, Organophosphate esters, Toxicokinetic model, Vector effect

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Non-negligible vector effect of micro(nano)plastics on tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate in zebrafish quantified by toxicokinetic model. / Gao, Ning; Yang, Lanpeng; Lu, Xueqiang et al.
In: Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 463, 132928, 05.02.2024.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review