Apparently Chuck Norris’ wife became very ill after receiving gadolinium contrast media for an MRI several years ago. Now the Norrises are suing three different companies for $10 million in damages: http://www.newsweek.com/what-gadolinium-chuck-norris-claims-it-poisoned-his-wife-704647. They claim there is evidence that gadolinium does not clear through the kidneys and actually stays in your brain and other tissues and can make you sick.
As far as I know, the official medical position is that gadolinium does clear the body through the kidneys and you would be more at risk pretty much only if you have kidney disease.
Does anyone here know of any studies that have been done on this? I must admit to being skeptical of the Norrises claims since they are #45 supporters and appeared on Sharyl Attkisson’s show to talk about this matter, which makes me think they may be prone to the conspiracy theory subset of the far right.
Also this was brought to my attention by a family member who is prone to believing in conspiracy theories and listens to x22 and believes that the elite are trying to kill the rest of us and will then escape earth on a spaceship after they destroy it, so. :smack:
Still, I am open to the possibility that gadolinium is more dangerous than previously thought. OTOH, any medical treatment or test carries risks, some of which can be unexpected and can happen to someone who appeared to be otherwise healthy, so I tend to think the Norrises are full of it.