Syne the 1990s, the lairgest application o the element haes been as caesium formate for drilling fluids. It haes a range o applications in the production o electricity, in electronics, an in chemistry. The radioactive isotope caesium-137 haes a hauf-life o aboot 30 years an is uised in medical applications, industrial gauges, an hydrology. Altho the element is anly mildly toxic, it is a hazardous material as a metal an its radioisotopes present a heich heal risk if released intae the environment.
↑Alang wi rubidium (39 °C [102 °F]), francium (estimatit at 27 °C [81 °F]), mercur (−39 °C [−38 °F]), an gallium (30 °C [86 °F]); bromine is an aa liquid at ruim temperatur (meltin at −7.2 °C, 19 °F) but it is a halogen, nae a metal.
↑Coghill, Anne M.; Garson, Lorrin R., eds. (2006). The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information (3rd ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society. p. 127. ISBN0-8412-3999-1.