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cesium

 (Cs) [se´ze-um]
a chemical element, atomic number 55, atomic weight 132.905. (See Appendix 6.)

ce·si·um (Cs),

(sē'zē-ŭm),
A metallic element, atomic no. 55, atomic wt. 132.90543; a member of the alkali metal group. 137Cs (half-life equal to 30.1 years) is used in the treatment of certain malignancies.
[L. caesius, bluish gray]

ce·si·um

(Cs) (sē'zē-ŭm)
A metallic element, atomic no. 55, atomic wt. 132.90543; a member of the alkali metal group. 137Cs (half-life equal to 30.1 years) is used in treatment of certain malignancies.
Synonym(s): caesium.
[L. caesius, bluish gray]

ce·si·um

(Cs) (sē'zē-ŭm)
A metallic element used in treatment of some malignancies.
Synonym(s): caesium.
[L. caesius, bluish gray]
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Buesseler reviewed the range of current estimates of the total cesium releases.
In a related development, Miyagi Prefecture said Friday it detected radioactive cesium in straw for beef cattle at three farms, at levels up to 2.7 times the state-set safety limit.
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Fortunately, cesium shows only modest biomagnification in marine food chains--much less than mercury, a toxic metal, or many other harmful organic compounds such the insecticide DDT and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Fisher said.
Tuna pick up the radioactive bits of cesium mainly through two vectors: eating other contaminated fish and taking in contaminated water through their gills.
Excessive levels of radioactive cesium were found in the distributed beef kept at a restaurant in the city of Shizuoka and at a wholesaler in Tokyo, according to the officials.
Using computer models and weather reports, Wotawa and his colleagues pinned down the source of the cesium: the fires that typically rage unchecked through the boreal forests of Siberia, Alaska, and northern Canada.
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8 ( ANI ): More than 30 hotspots of radioactive cesium concentrations have been discovered in the Pacific Ocean, as far as Abukuma River in Miyagi Prefecture, 70 km north of the Fukushima No.
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Tuesday that the density of radioactive cesium in groundwater by the sea at the plant has soared in the past several days, adding that the reason for the sudden rise in toxicity is unknown.
The clocks, most of them governed by the ultrasteady vibrations of electrons in cesium atoms, are accurate to a tenth of a billionth of a second a day.