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As if we all didn’t have enough to worry about! Radon, a dangerous radioactive element, has been found in some granite countertops.

From the New York Times:

Where to Find Tests and Testers

To find a certified technician to determine whether radiation or radon is emanating from a granite countertop, homeowners can contact the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (aarst.org). Testing costs between $100 to $300.

Information on certified technicians and do-it-yourself radon testing kits is available from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Web site at epa.gov/radon, as well as from state or regional indoor air environment offices, which can be found at epa.gov/iaq/whereyoulive.html. Kits test for radon, not radiation, and cost $20 to $30. They are sold at hardware stores and online.

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  1. Randy Says:

    This is misleading information that was released to scare people from using granite. The truth about Granite and Radon can be found at the Marble Institute of America’s Website with tons of facts and research information.
    http://www.marble-institute.com/industryresources/granite_radoninfo.cfm

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