Radionuclide

  • GENERAL INFORMATION Most drinking water sources have very low levels of radioactive contaminants ("radionuclides"), most of which are naturally occurring, although contamination of drinking water sources from human-made nuclear materials can also occur. Most radioactive contaminants are at levels that are low enough to not be considered a public health concern.
  • GENERAL INFORMATION Most drinking water sources have very low levels of radioactive contaminants ("radionuclides"), most of which are naturally occurring, although contamination of drinking water sources from human-made nuclear materials can also occur. Most radioactive contaminants are at levels that are low enough to not be considered a public health concern.
  • GENERAL INFORMATION
  • GENERAL INFORMATION Most drinking water sources have very low levels of uranium if shallow wells (under oxidizing conditions). Most uranium is naturally occurring, although contamination of drinking water sources from human-made nuclear materials can also occur. Most radioactive contaminants are at levels that are low enough to not be considered a public health concern. HEALTH EFFECTS Some people who drink water containing uranium in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
  • GENERAL INFORMATION Most drinking water sources have very low levels of radioactive contaminants ("radionuclides"), most of which are naturally occurring, although contamination of drinking water sources from human-made nuclear materials can also occur. Most radioactive contaminants are at levels that are low enough to not be considered a public health concern.