Uranium in Drinking Water

Start date

Product Code
FWUR1-DRW1

Courier delivery

Proficiency Test

DWC2101

Matrix

Water

Analytes

Uranium

Approx. Size

60ml

Comments

Sample in 0.1M Nitric Acid

The quality of drinking water is highly regulated across the world with chemical contaminants such as heavy metals or pesticides thought to be responsible for long-term health implications. Some chemical contaminants can be indicators of environmental pollution at the source of drinking water, which can have large implications on both the safety of the water and the overall quality.

Fapas Drinking Water proficiency tests provide whole volume drinking water samples with a wide range of routine and non-routine chemical components to challenge your testing practises to inform your quality control processes, maintain your testing accuracy and promote continuous improvement over a large number of analyte/matrix combinations.

Studies show that elevated levels of uranium from any source, including drinking water, can increase a person's risk of kidney damage. The kidney is the most sensitive organ for damage by uranium. Over time, drinking water that contains uranium can increase a person's estimated lifetime risk of cancer and so it must be strictly monitored. Fera’s Proficiency tests ensures the safety of consumers’ health, as we are able to identify whether uranium in drinking water has exceeded the EPA’s maximum containment level (MCL).

Proficiency testing activities are important to ensure only high-quality testing measures are used to highlight any potentially unsafe levels of a range of indicator organisms within this bathing water matrix. This can allow you to highlight any potential areas of improvement within your testing solution, to maintain the high-quality testing abilities your regulators, currently enjoy.

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