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Gross Alpha Rapid and Radon Water Test

Gross Alpha Rapid and Radon Water Test

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This test measures radioactivity in drinking water from alpha particles released from elements such as radium and uranium, and also radon in water. This is the rapid gross alpha test that analyzes the sample within 48 hours of sample collection to identify alpha particles from radioactive isotopes with short half lives.

Testing is as easy as one, two, three:

1. We send you the water testing bottles.

2. You fill them using our easy instructions and ship them to the lab with the pre-paid label.

3. We email you personalized easy to understand results directly from Dr. Spayd with an explanation of any problems detected.

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Alpha radiation can be emitted by naturally-occurring radioactive isotopes of uranium, radium, and other radioactive sources as well as by man-made radionuclides. Radon, a radioactive gas, can dissolve in well water. Long term exposure to low levels of radiation in drinking water is associated with increased cancer risk. This test is highly recommended for people using private wells.

Various US states and the USEPA suggest safe levels for radon in drinking water as low as 300 to 800 pCi/L, and testing for radon is especially important for private well water. However, radon can also be found in public water supplies, which are not regulated for radon. While radon in home air is a commonly known problem, radon is also very soluble in water, and well water is highly vulnerable. Radon is a known carcinogen with a particular impact on internal organs from ingestion and inhalation. Radon escapes from your water into the house air, especially from showering, dishwashers, and washing machines.

This water test package provides the required materials to properly collect and submit a sample for certified laboratory testing. Reported results include analysis of Rapid Gross Alpha Radiation and Radon in Water.

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