Sci Rep 2019 05 29;9(1):8015. Epub 2019 May 29.
LaTIM (INSERM UMR 1101) Université de Bretagne Occidentale. 22, avenue C. Desmoulins, 29238, Brest Cedex 3, France.
Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), routinely used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), end up directly in coastal seawaters where gadolinium concentrations are now increasing. Because many aquatic species could be sensitive to this new pollution, we have evaluated the possibility of using shellfish to assess its importance. Gadolinium excesses recorded by scallop shells collected in Bay of Brest (Brittany, France) for more than 30 years do not reflect the overall consumption in GBCAs, but are largely controlled by one of them, the gadopentetate dimeglumine. Read More