I was completely fascinated with the title and just had to share this with you. I happen to love granite counter-tops and after Elizabeth's 15 day remodel series on her blog, I have to say that quartz counter-tops has found a new fan.
Did you know that "passengers get 3 millirem of cosmic radiation" on a flight from New York to Los Angeles?
I actually learned something new today and believe you will learn a lot more too. Make sure you also check out the links embedded in Boderick's article, for Mr. Perkins writes a wonderful piece regarding some misconceptions people have about the levels of uranium in natural stone (emphasis on granite) and the amount of radon it may produce in a home. To quote one excellent point, "The EPA calls radon "The Health Hazard with a Simple Solution" and suggests anyone with concerns take the sensible approach and contact their nearest state or regional Indoor air-quality agency for help with radon testing and remediation."
My favorite quote: "A rebuttal from the Marble Institute of America says the story "follows the playbook used by two of the largest synthetic stone manufacturers who seek to increase their own sales by raising fears about natural stone." "
Please select the above link so you can enjoy reading the entire presentation for yourself. I found it to be an excellent and interesting read.
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