Caesium, also known as cesium, has the atomic number of 55 and, like
potassium, enters cells and helps to maintain a balance of
electrical charges between the inside and the outside of cells so
that cells can perform tasks that depend on those electrical
charges. Muscle and nerve cells require changing electrical charges
in order to function properly and allow humans to think and move.
Caesium has shown a
remarkable ability in fighting and killing
cancer cells. Cancer cells need acidic conditions for survival
and caesium works towards creating an oxygen rich environment
for the cells. There are three conditions within the human body;
alkaline, acidic and neutral. When the oxygen content in a
particular part is very low, then it leads to an acidic condition.
Caesium travels to such areas and helps to increase the oxygen
inflow. Caesium can also block the access of glucose to cancerous
cells and effectively shut them down for good.
enters the body, the kidneys begin to remove it from the blood; some
caesium is quickly released in the urine. A small portion is also
released in the faeces. Some of the caesium that is absorbed can
remain stored in the body for many months.
Harmful exposure to
radioactive caesium may occur from a nuclear accident or detonation
of a nuclear weapon or to workers at a nuclear facility but normal
caesium that occurs in water, soil, plants, rocks and the air is
stable and not radioactive.