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Basic Radiological



Basic Radiological product includes testing for uranium and gross alpha & beta. 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. 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. Gross beta particles are subatomic particles emitted from radioactive atoms. Beta particles are equivalent to electronics and have a charge of negative one. Some beta emitters include tritium, cobalt-60, strontium-90 and radium 228. Gross beta is regulated by the EPA at 4 millirems per year. Running a gross alpha and beta test will give you a general idea of the level of radioactivity and can be less expensive than running tests for the individual isotopes which contribute to radiation. 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 your results may be used for litigation purposes, please contact us for more information regarding testing packages designed to meet those requirements.


Basic Radiological - Information Sheet

Basic Radiological - Sampling Instructions

Basic Radiological - Example Test Report

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Basic Radiological Water Testing Package