Contaminants, both natural and man-made, can pollute the environment causing toxins to enter the land, air, and water. When exposed to these contaminants through the environment or ingestion of contaminated food or water, people can encounter serious health risks including diseases like cancer or even death. For these situations, we offer a wide selection of selection of testing devices and kits for various contaminants and toxins. For those concerned about radiation exposure, we offer handheld radiation detectors and dosimeters.
Radiation dosimeters measure the doses of radiation received through indirect and direct ionizing radiation. Small, controlled dosages of radiation are often used in the medical field for diagnostic purposes or to treat diseases, like cancer. Generally, however, humans should avoid harmful doses of radiation or long term exposure. Personal and handheld dosimeters are often used to measure radiation exposure in accidental industrial spills or suspected terrorism. These meters have been used in two well-known accidents.
In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear plant leaked large quantities of radiation into the environment surrounding the power plant. In 2011, a tsunami and earthquake damaged the Fukishima Daiichi power plant in Japan. This damage eventually led to radiation leaks into the air and groundwater supply. In August 2013, water contaminated with radiation was found to be leaking into the groundwater and running off into the sea, causing further concerns about the containment process and an even wider spread contamination.
We carry these meters for your radiation detection needs. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service agents, who would be happy to help you select the right meter for your needs.