• Exposure to large amounts of radioactive cesium can damage cells in your body from the radiation. (cdc.gov)
  • Because radioactive cesium emits ionizing radiation, carcinogenic effects similar to those observed in Japanese survivors of the atomic bombing incidents might be expected among individuals acutely exposed to very high levels of radiation from a radioactive cesium source. (cdc.gov)
  • Exposure to the radiation from radioactive cesium has caused birth defects in animals. (cdc.gov)
  • Prepared by the Scientific Committee 64-23 on Cesium in the Environment of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, this report summarizes the current state of knowledge of radiocesium in the environment and aims to identify management issues concerning cesium 137 contamination of ecosystems. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • IsoRay announced the presentation of clinical findings at two medical centers of the successful treatment of brain cancers and tumors using IsoRay's patented Cesium-131 sutured seeds and seed sutured mesh for internal radiation therapy. (yahoo.com)
  • Methylmercury and Cesium-137 accumulate in predatory fish (pike, perch, pikeperch, burbot) in the same lakes. (evira.fi)
  • Caesium is mined mostly from pollucite , while the radioisotopes , especially caesium-137 , are extracted from waste produced by nuclear reactors . (princeton.edu)
  • The mineral containing the largest fraction of cesium is pollucite (Cs 4 Al 4 Si 9 O 26 ). (encyclopedia.com)
  • While Buesseler's work focuses on ocean chemistry and does not involve sampling of biological organisms, the InFORM scientists have done sampling of fish and have not seen any Fukushima cesium in fish collected in British Columbia. (eurekalert.org)
  • In 1967, a specific frequency from the emission spectrum of caesium-133 was chosen to be used in the definition of the second by the International System of Units . (princeton.edu)
  • In 1967, acting on Einstein's proof that the speed of light is the most constant dimension in the universe, the International System of Units used two specific wave counts from an emission spectrum of caesium-133 to co-define the second and the metre . (wikipedia.org)
  • It reacts with solid water at temperatures as low as −116 °C (−177 °F). Because of this high reactivity, caesium metal is classified as a hazardous material. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scientists back calculate traces of cesium-134 to determine how much was actually released from Fukushima in 2011 and add to it an equal amount of cesium-137 that would have been released at the same time. (eurekalert.org)
  • the alloy with a molar distribution of 41% caesium, 47% potassium, and 12% sodium has the lowest melting point of any known metal alloy, at −78 °C (−108 °F). A few amalgams have been studied: CsHg 2 is black with a purple metallic lustre, while CsHg is golden-coloured, also with a metallic lustre. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cesium binds strongly to moist soils and does not travel far below the surface of the soil. (cdc.gov)
  • 2 of 17 minke whales caught off the Pacific coast of Hokkaido showed traces of radioactive cesium, both about 1/20th of the legal limit, fisheries officials said. (newser.com)
  • In quantities of more than about 100 grams (3.5 oz), caesium is shipped in hermetically sealed, stainless steel containers. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, a caesium-water explosion is often less powerful than a sodium-water explosion with a similar amount of sodium. (wikipedia.org)
  • Exposure to stable or radioactive cesium occurs from ingesting contaminated food or drinking water or breathing contaminated air. (cdc.gov)
  • Stable (non-radioactive) cesium has been found in at least 8 of the 1,636 National Priority List (NPL) sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (cdc.gov)
  • Naturally occurring cesium is not radioactive and is referred to as stable cesium. (cdc.gov)
  • There is only one stable form of cesium naturally present in the environment, 133 Cs (read as cesium one-thirty-three). (cdc.gov)
  • You can be exposed to low levels of stable or radioactive cesium by breathing air, drinking water, or eating food containing cesium. (cdc.gov)
  • It is highly unlikely that you would be exposed to high enough amounts of stable cesium to cause harmful health effects. (cdc.gov)
  • Cesium is also useful in photoelectric cells due to its ability to convert light into electron flow. (reference.com)
  • The first small-scale applications for caesium have been as a " getter " in vacuum tubes and in photoelectric cells . (princeton.edu)
  • The increase will also help to ensure Cabot remains a reliable, long-term supplier of high quality cesium products, and continues to deliver exceptional support to its customers. (businesswire.com)
  • Future research will include carbon 14, cesium 137 , and lead 210 dating methods to calculate the sediment accumulation rates and age of sand layers from the two vibracores and four push cores taken at the pond to allow the paleoenvironmental history to be reconstructed. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Since cesium is naturally found in the environment, we cannot avoid being exposed to it. (cdc.gov)
  • In a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , scientists say they've discovered radioactive cesium in an unexpected place: the groundwater below eight beaches located as many as 60 miles from the plant. (newser.com)
  • This map shows the location of seawater samples taken by scientists and citizen scientists that were analyzed at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for radioactive cesium as part of Our. (eurekalert.org)
  • The waste contains toxic and highly radioactive elements, including plutonium, cesium 137 , and strontium 90 mixed in with other materials that make the liquids in the tanks extremely caustic. (thefreedictionary.com)