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Are Granite Countertop Radon Emissions Dangerous?

Are Granite Countertop Radon Emissions Dangerous? October 9, 2008. By Heidi Turner.
Houston, TX With people becoming increasingly concerned about granite countertop radon emissions, some organizations are taking matters into their own hands, offering to conduct tests to determine radon exposure in homes. Meanwhile, the debate rages on as to whether people who have granite countertops in their homes are exposed to unsafe levels of radon.
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Al Gerhart of the Solid Surface Alliance discusses Granite Countertops

Al Gerhart of the Solid Surface Alliance discusses Granite Countertops September 26, 2008. By Heidi Turner.
Oklahoma City, OK Al Gerhart, of the Solid Surface Alliance is concerned about the use of unsafe granite countertops in homes. He says that not all granite is unsafe, but some of it is—and the dangerous granite is what the Alliance is trying to get taken off the market. Most of the news recently has been about granite countertop radon emissions and radon exposure. Some analysts say that people are being too quick to panic over granite countertops: however, Gerhart says that is not necessarily the case.
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Granite Countertops: "No Letting Up of Health Problems"

Granite Countertops: "No Letting Up of Health Problems" September 20, 2008. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA Thomas S. (not his real name) and his family were probably excited the day they moved into their new home. Unfortunately, within two years of moving in, all family members suffered from strange medical problems. Thomas believes that the health problems are related to excess radon in his home, emitting from granite countertops and other furnishings. However, he says that no one believes him.
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Concern Over Granite Countertop Radon Emissions Gaining Steam

Concern Over Granite Countertop Radon Emissions Gaining Steam September 14, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY As the debate rages over the potential for radon exposure from granite countertops, the concern has moved into the mainstream media: lawyers are sizing up litigation strategies with the expectation of lawsuits stemming from an expensive (for most people) amenity.
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Granite Countertops: "I Was Shocked"

Granite Countertops: "I Was Shocked" September 3, 2008. By Heidi Turner.
Las Vegas, NV One of the most difficult aspects of any health scare is uncertainty: Not knowing what symptoms of illness to look for, not knowing if something has caused an illness and not knowing what can be done about the problem--except a probable lawsuit. This is what people with granite countertops face. They have read the news about high radon levels associated with granite countertops but they are unsure about what it means for them.
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Granite Countertops Could Cost More Than Money

Granite Countertops Could Cost More Than Money August 29, 2008. By Heidi Turner.
Phoenix, AZ First come the news reports, then comes the worry: research has shown that some granite countertops release radon gas. Radon gas is radioactive and emitted as uranium breaks down. There is currently no identified safe level of radon because it can cause lung cancer.
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Radon-Emitting Granite Countertops Nothing New

Radon-Emitting Granite Countertops Nothing New August 22, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY As the debate rages with regard to granite countertop radon emissions, the fallout could extend well beyond any concern you may or may not have over the health and safety of your family.
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Granite Countertops: Nuke Your Food Without the Microwave

Granite Countertops: Nuke Your Food Without the Microwave August 17, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Lake George, NY Is your granite countertop radioactive? Chances are good that it is. However, is it harmful? That's the debate that is raging as the health and granite industries lock horns.
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