Environmental risk assessment for the widely used iodinated X-ray contrast agent iopromide (Ultravist).

@article{StegerHartmann1999EnvironmentalRA,
  title={Environmental risk assessment for the widely used iodinated X-ray contrast agent iopromide (Ultravist).},
  author={Thomas Steger-Hartmann and Reinhard Laenge and Hermann Schweinfurth},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={1999},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={274-81}
}
Iodinated X-ray contrast media are diagnostic pharmaceuticals that are applied to enhance the contrast between organs or vessels examined and surrounding tissues during radiography. These substances are applied in doses up to ca. 200 g per person (corresponding to approx 100 g iodine) and are rapidly excreted. In the sewage system they contribute to the burden of adsorbable organic halogens (AOX). To assess the potential environmental impact of this release, studies on environmental fate and… CONTINUE READING
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