Radioactivity monitoring

Radiation testing and advice

We provide a radioactivity monitoring service, including sampling, on-site and laboratory monitoring to detect and measure radionuclides such as

  • cobalt 60
  • iodine 131
  • caesium 137
  • caesium 134.

Email us for a free no-obligation quote, giving your name, contact details and a brief description of your requirements.

scientific.services@edinburgh.gov.uk

Environment

Tests can be carried out to measure radioactivity levels in

  • vegetation
  • soil
  • sludges
  • sediments
  • seaweed
  • waste effluents
  • other environmental materials.

Water

Radioactivity in drinking water, natural mineral water and spring water can be measured.

Air

The levels of radioactivity inside buildings can be monitored to ensure exposure of occupants is within safe limits.

Food

Radioactivity levels in cereals, meat, milk and dairy products, fish and shellfish, drinks and other foods are measured to ensure that this is safe to eat.

We also provide a radioactivity certification service to food exporters.

Health and safety

We can provide a health and safety service to monitor radiation leakage from instruments containing closed radioactive sources.

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