Radon & Radium

Radon

 

Radon – is a colorless, odorless gas produced by the radioactive decay of the element radium, which has itself been formed by the decay of uranium. (The EPA proposes that radon levels in drinking water from public systems be below 300 pCi/L)

 

Harmful Effects

 

  • Cancer

 

Treatment Options

 

wellowner.org/water-quality/radon/

 

Radium

 

 

Radium – is formed when uranium and thorium undergo radioactive decay in the environment

 

Harmful Effects

 

  • Cancer
  • Birth defects
  • Kidney damage

 

Treatment Options

 

https://www.wqa.org/Portals/0/Technical/Technical%20Fact%20Sheets/2016_Radium.pdf

 

Uranium

 

Harmful Effects

 

  • Kidney toxicity
  • Increased risk of cancer

 

Treatment Options

 

 

https://www.wqa.org/Portals/0/Technical/Technical%20Fact%20Sheets/2014_Uranium.pdf

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