Sanitary control of water

PearL is approved by the General Health Authority (DGS)
to practice radiological measurements on water intended for consumption

 

 

What is sanitary control of water ?

In France, drinkable water is subject to a strict and permanent monitoring ensuring its healthiness in relation with its consumption. This monitoring records the microbiological quality, nitrates, lead, pesticides, … and its radiological quality.

Pearl is involved with the drinking water radioactivity measurements. The radiological quality of water is assessed through radionuclides (natural or artificial) presence detectors.

 

Radiological control of water

Per regulation, the radiological control of water requires 

  • The measurement of global Alpha and Beta activity,
  • The measurement of tritium activity
  • And the calculation of the Total Indicative Dose (TID) when one of the above measurement is exceeded

Soon, this list will be augmented by radon in water measurements (the decree application is pending).

 

PearL, in its lab, performs 
all of these measurements, including radon in water.

Operation

PearL acts as co-contractor or sub-contractor with analysis labs who take care of the measurements for the classical sanitary control of water (microbiology, nitrates, lead, pesticides, …). Our customers are local government bodies via the Regional Health Agencies (ARS).

 

PearL carries approvals from the Ministry of Health regarding the measurements for sanitary control of water. Within this framework, all our measurement are accredited by the COFRAC.

 

 

Our accreditation & approvals

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