Similar in nature to radon, except as a metal, radium is a radioactive material which is found in the environment in rocks, soil, and water. As a radioactive material, radium releases energy over time through decay. It is more commonly found in acidic water. High levels of exposure to radium can lead to bone cancer.
Solution: The best way to remove radium from your water supply is with a Carroll Water whole home water conditioner and a point of use reverse osmosis system.
Basic Information about the Radionuclides Rule – Environmental Protection Agency – 3/6/12
Radium and Your Drinking Water – The Department of the Environment, State of Maryland – 7/9/15