Cesium-137 Water Test
Recommended by SimpleLab™ for targeted testing for 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).
Testing includes: Cesium-137.
Report analysis includes: Health-risk assessment, potential plumbing and aesthetic issues (taste, odor, appearance), comparison to any regulatory limits and/or public health guidelines, and unbiased treatment recommendations.
Contaminants this tests for▾
This testing package is designed to test your sample for:
How it works▾
This mail-in laboratory testing package includes:
- sampling vial(s)
- sampling instructions
- prepaid priority return shipping label
- sample information card/chain of custody document
- shipping container
Once the lab receives the sample, your personalized Tap Score Report will arrive by email within 10 business days.
Each testing package is intended for one sample from a single location, unless otherwise specified.
By default, this broad-based chemical and biological water quality screening package is designed to provide you with general information about your water for personal use. Each report includes analysis for specific numerical concentration levels of each contaminant and details about the potential sources and health effects associated with each parameter. We are not medical doctors and SimpleLab does not provide medical advice. For medical concerns always consult your doctor. As an informational water quality test, this package is not meant for state or federal compliance water testing. If you or your organization requires compliance with State or Federal Law, or compliance with a particular regulatory requirement then you must contact our support team and we will use the appropriate certified laboratory facilities to ensure your compliance testing requirements are met. For more information about SimpleLab informational testing and certification options click here.