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Radionuclides in Water

This ODH factsheet answers many common questions about radionuclides in water, including:

  • What are radionuclides and how do they get into the water?

  • What makes radiouclides dangerous?

  • Can I get sick from drinking water with radionuclides?

  • How do I know if there are radionuclides in my water?

  • What should I do if I have radionuclides in my well water?

  • Where can I get more information? 


Local health departments are encouraged to print these factsheets for distribution in the event of a public health incident involving radionuclides in water.


This factsheet may be updated periodically as new scientific information becomes available or as regulations change. You can find the date of the most recent updates to this factsheet inside the PDF.