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One of the most popular materials for kitchen countertops is granite due to its durability and appearance. Did you know that some granite countertops emit radon? Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that occurs with the natural breakdown of rocks and natural stones.
Are granite countertops a risk? Research shows that only a minimal and acceptable amount of radon is emitted. Granite is not a risk because it is not used in large amounts in homes. Also, kitchens and bathrooms are typically well ventilated.
If radon emissions are still a concern, go to the hardware store to purchase a home testing kit. Also, visit www.epa.gov/radon.
Credit to: Jamie Sutton