Radium & Gross Alpha Particles & Your Drinking Water
If you have radium & gross alpha particles in your drinking water, we can help.
Where does radium come from?
Radium is formed when uranium and thorium undergo radioactive decay in the environment. Radium is constantly being produced by radioactive decay. Deeper wells generally have higher levels of radium while shallow wells and surface water typically have lower levels of radium. Radium emits energy in the form of alpha particles and gamma rays. Radium decays into radon over time.
What are the health effects of radium?
The primary concern with radium is the harmful radiation it emits, which can lead to cancer, birth defects, and more.