Granite: Another thing to worry about?
Maybe the “luxury” of granite countertops isn’t worth it anymore?
Or this just a “scare tactic” to help competing vendors or those in the field of radiation detection?
Today’s NY Times mentions:
“The Environmental Protection Agency has been receiving calls from radon inspectors as well as from concerned homeowners about granite countertops with radiation measurements several times above background levels. “We’ve been hearing from people all over the country concerned about high readings”
I can only imagine the possibilities. Like at the liquor store: “I’d like a nice red that goes with Radon”
Additionally, “The E.P.A. recommends taking action if radon gas levels in the home exceeds 4 picocuries per liter of air (a measure of radioactive emission); about the same risk for cancer as smoking a half a pack of cigarettes per day.“
I wonder if home radon test kit sales will increase the local Home Depot?