Uranium Water Test
Uranium, a mildly radioactive element, is present in most soils at low levels but it can be higher in bedrock. Uranium can enter a water supply when a well is drilled into bedrock. All wells should be tested at least once for the presence of uranium.
Is Uranium in My Water Harmful?
Uranium is present in many areas of the United States, but many well owners may be unaware of this fact. Thus, they may not test their water for the presence of this radioactive mineral. Uranium in water supplies can cause damage to kidneys and increase the risk of cancer. Further, it can degrade into radon or other radioactive substances that increase the risk of other cancers.
How Much Does a Uranium Water Test Cost?
Testing your well water for the presence of uranium will cost $30.