Despite serious safety concerns, non-radioactive cesium is used for cancer. This is sometimes called "high pH therapy." According to people who promote high pH therapy, taking cesium chloride by mouth raises the pH of tumor cells. But there is no good scientific evidence to back up these claims or support this use.
Healthcare providers sometimes treat cancer patients with radioactive cesium (cesium-137).
In industry, radioactive cesium is used in instruments that measure thickness, moisture, and liquid flow.
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