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  1. Uranium

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1544

    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 ...

  2. Radon

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1545

    GENERAL INFORMATION Radon is a gas that has no color, odor, or taste and comes from the natural radioactive breakdown of uranium in the ground. You can be exposed to radon through air and water. Radon is also found in small amounts in outdoor air. Most of ...

  3. Combined radium

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1543

    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 als ...

  4. Beta/photon emitters

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1541

    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 als ...

  5. Alpha emitters

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1542

    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 als ...

  6. Thallium

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1526

    GENERAL INFORMATION Thallium is a metal found in natural deposits such as ores containing other elements. The major sources of thallium in drinking water are leaching from ore-processing sites; and discharge from electronics, glass, and drug factories. HE ...

  7. Strontium

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1525

    GENERAL INFORMATION Strontium is a naturally occurring element found in rocks, soil, dust, coal, and oil. Naturally occurring strontium is not radioactive and is either referred to as stable strontium or strontium. Strontium in the environment exists in f ...

  8. Selenium

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1524

    GENERAL INFORMATION Selenium is a metal found in natural deposits such as ores containing other elements. The greatest use of selenium compounds is in electronic and photocopier components, but they are also widely used in glass, pigments, rubber, metal a ...

  9. Nickel

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1523

    GENERAL INFORMATION Nickel is a very abundant natural element and is often used in electroplating, stainless steel and alloy products. It generally gets into water from mining and refining operations. HEALTH EFFECTS Exposure of the general population from ...

  10. Cyanide

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1517

    GENERAL INFORMATION Cyanide is a carbon-nitrogen chemical unit which combines with many organic and inorganic compounds. The most commonly used form, hydrogen cyanide, is mainly used to make compounds and other synthetic fibers and resins. The major sourc ...

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