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Standard Radiological



Standard Radiological product includes testing for uranium, gross alpha & beta as well as Radon. Uranium is a naturally occurring element that is considered mildly radioactive. Uranium is present in most soils at a couple of parts per million, but can be much higher in certain rock formations. Uranium is known to cause problems with kidney toxicity and potentially some forms of cancer. The EPA has established a maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 30 parts per billion for uranium in drinking water. Radon is a gas that can accumulate in groundwater. It is a health concern because it can be released into the air and when inhaled is known to cause lung cancer. The EPA does not currently regulate radon. Gross alpha particles emit radiation due to unstable atoms and include isotopes such as uranium 238, radium 226, radon 222 and thorium 232. The EPA has established an MCL of 15 Piccocuries (pCi) per liter for gross alpha. Beta particles are subatomic particles emitted from radioactive atoms. Beta particles are equivalent to electrons and have a charge of negative one. For a complete list of items this water testing analyzes, click on the Information Sheet below.

If you are performing testing to meet a regulatory requirement or if the results may be used for litigation purposes, please contact us for more information about testing packages designed for those purposes.

Standard Radiological - Information Sheet

Standard Radiological - Sampling Instructions

Standard Radiological - Example Test Report

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Standard Radiological Water Testing Package