At issue lately is whether some granite counter tops emit dangerous levels of radon test radiation, especially radon gas, which is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
Some granite countertop colors are more potentially troublesome than others: I am seeing higher results in the lighter colors that contain reds, rust, pinks, purples; however, to be sure you've got to test them all.
Experts agree that most granite countertops emit some radon and even other types of radiation. The question is whether they do so at levels that can impact cancer risk. See level reading at right--note how much higher than the outside air level of 38-42 counts per minute.
In addition to granite countertops, there may be other hidden dangers of radiation indoors from certain construction materials and personnel items like dinnerware and home goods.A ceramic bowl was found in a kitchen cabinet that had radiation levels equal to that of a nuclear power plant worker's yearly exposure!
Airon Radon Systems, Inc. uses the latest state of the art instrumentation. You will receive printed reports and graphs for you reference.
We survey and compile radiation data to help you determine if your home is safe.
You will receive printed reports and graphs for you reference.