Cesium-137 Water Test
Cesium-137 Water Test
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Recommended for targeted testing of cesium-137 in drinking water. Cesium-137 is a radioactive isotope of cesium is a radionuclide that spontaneously forms when radioactive materials such as uranium and plutonium undergo nuclear fission. It is commonly associated with the operation of nuclear reactors and radioactive waste, as well as fallout from nuclear weapons testing. Cesium-137 can also used in the sterilization process for food products and medical equipment, along with in an array of industrial applications. As cesium-137 decays, it emits beta particles. This testing package is recommended typically only if you already know your water has high beta particle concentration or reason to specifically suspect cesium-137 contamination.
For a screen of total beta particle activity, SimpleLab™ recommends this broad radioactivity screen: Full Radiation Water Test.
This Tap Score water test package provides all required materials to properly collect and submit a sample for certified laboratory testing. Reported results will include detailed, quantified analysis of cesium-137 by EPA method 901.1 (or equivalent).
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How it works
1. Collect Sample
We ship you everything you need to test your drinking water, including a guide on how to collect your sample.
2. Ship to Lab
Send your sample back to us for rigorous, certified, independent testing. The shipping’s on us!
3. Get Report
After our labs analyze your sample, we’ll send you a full report on what's in your water and what to do next.
After our certified labs receive and test your water sample, we will email your custom Tap Score Report, a simple digital tool that helps you understand exactly what’s in your water and what you can do about it.
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"This test is worth it. It is the same price or cheaper than any lab I've seen, but you just mail it in. The results were were extremely detailed and the online interface is very user-friendly and easy to understand."
Simple interface and useful information make this a good value. I live in a 1956 airspace condo with good pipes but bad maintenance, so for everyone’s peace of mind I went ahead and got this done (and also previously ran basic asbestos tests on the plasterboard and ceiling popcorn. We’re all good here!
— C. FISHER
The testing done is superior to what we had done by a local company. This makes it an excellent value for those of us that are on our own wells. If you want a water test that is outstanding check these folks out.
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