Granite counter tops have become a new source of Radon in the home. It is believed about 10 percent of the granite counter tops emit radon. You may want to have a Radon test if you have Granite tops installed in your home.
Radon is a radioactive gas that is released by uranium, a substance found in soil and rock. Breathing in too much radon can damage lung cells and lead to lung cancer. The good news is most radon in this area turns up in such little amounts it is not a real concern. The map below shows were Radon is prevalent in the U.S. The darker color indicates high radon presence and the lighter color indicates less of a radon presence.
Radon Zone map
Radon testing consists of continuously sampling the interior air of the home over a minimum of a 48 hour period.
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