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Barium Analysis

£50.00 +VAT

Barium Analysis

Barium reacts with water to form barium hydroxide. In nature, barium is only found in combination with other elements. The two most common barium compounds are barium sulphate and barium carbonate. Pure barium is created by separating the barium from the compound; it is widely used in machinery component parts, e.g. spark plugs and bearings. When it is combined with other elements, it is used in X-rays, glassmaking, printer paint poisons, and fireworks. Despite its usefulness, barium is dangerous in water. In fact the health risks posed by these compounds are directly proportionate to their solubility in water; the more easily they dissolve in water the greater the health risk they present. The water solubility of barium compounds increases with decreasing pH (increasing acidity).

Our barium analysis kit will give you the peace of mind that barium content in your water is within safe limits.

uRisk Water Hygiene Services

uRisk is a water hygiene specialist that provides both water treatment services, UKAS accredited legionella testing, and water testing analysis. This mean’s we can resolve your water quality failings with water treatment engineers in-house. There are many legionella testing kits available online from non-specialists who operate as an e-commerce store that may not provide the same level of service.

uRisk’s legionella testing kits are suitable for any water system and industry. This includes hot and cold systems, cold water storage tanks, cylinders, dental water lines, swimming pools, and more.

4 Simple Steps

Step 1 - Order Testing Kit

Your Legionella Testing Kit will include water sample bottle(s), easy to follow instructions and a FREE return package.

Step 2 - Fill Sample Bottle

Fill the water sample bottle(s) from your taps following the instructions.

Step 3 - FREE Return Delivery

Drop off your FREE return package to any local Post Office on the same day you have taken your sample.

Step 4 - Get your Results

Your sample results are tested in a UKAS approve laboratory and sent to you in PDF format in 10-14 days.

About this Product

What is included in the testing kit?
  • 1x Sterile Bottle
  • Instructions
  • UKAS accredited analysis
  • Free Sample Packaging
  • Pre-Paid Return Pack
  • Confidential Service
  • Results & Certificate
  • Laboratory testing takes at least 10-14 days

All orders are posted on Mondays only (example – if you make your order on a Thursday your delivery will be actioned on the next Monday). Delivery fee for UK mainland, this includes delivery to your address and pre-paid packaging for the return of the samples for analysis.

Weight & Dimensions

Weight: 1kg maximum per filled sample bottle

Dimensions: 25.5 x 15.5 x 14.5 cm


What are the Health Risks of Barium?

Barium is not classified as a human carcinogen. Indeed, the average adult contains about 22 mg of barium from consuming vegetables and grains. These low levels of barium are not harmful. However, large quantities of soluble barium salts can be toxic and even deadly.

Barium may cause gastrointestinal issues and can affect the brain and nervous system. Barium poisoning can cause brain swelling, cardiac irregularities, tremors, weakness, anxiety, shortness of breath, and paralysis. Other parts of the body that are at risk of damage by water-soluble barium compounds are the eyes, immune system, heart, kidneys, spleen, respiratory system, and skin.

What are the Standards for Barium?

Barium is classified as a reportable substance. The maximum contaminant level for barium in drinking water is around 2.0 mg/L or 2000 ppb.

Why choose uRisk?

25 Years Experience

Over 25 years of water hygiene and legionella control experience.

Customer Service Excellence

Friendly and simple advice by phone, email & online at your convenience.

City & Guilds Qualified

All staff are trained water hygiene consultants and engineers.

Nationwide Coverage

With engineers located all across the UK, we're never too far away.

UKAS Accredited Testing

Our labs are UKAS approved providing you with quality assurance.

Full Compliance Services

Your one stop shop for Legionella control, no need to go elsewhere.