Is your granite countertop toxic?

Health physicists and radiation experts agree that most granite countertops emit radiation and radon at extremely low...[Read More]

Date Published: 11/30/2008

Homeowners beware - kitchen countertop could be radioactive.

Although granite is known to contain uranium and other radioactive materials like thorium and potassium, the amounts in countertops are not enough to pose a health threat. Emissions are insignificant compared with so-called background radiation that is...[Read More]

Date Published: 07/30/2008


Radon is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that has been estimated to cause 5,000 to 20,000 lung cancer deaths yearly. It is second only to smoking as a cause of lung cancer. It has been estimated that nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the US has...[Read More]

Date Published: 11/04/2006