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    anyone ever heard of this? A client called me about this stating they had watched a show that proposed that radon was being emitted from granite counter tops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome W. Young View Post
    anyone ever heard of this? A client called me about this stating they had watched a show that proposed that radon was being emitted from granite counter tops.

    Yep

    That is what this planet is made of....Granite. It does emit radon. I think you will find that in most case what it giving off amounts to next to nothing but then again there "has been cases with high emmission" Personally I think it is all a bit stretched but that is just me. Some folks have some pretty strong opinions about radon as a whole.

    There are past threads on this board that talk about it extensively.


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    Oh, no. Not this topic again.

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    hey
    you can get cancer from red meat--give me a steak

    charlie


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    My grandson still has that granite pacifier we had made. He's doing fine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    Oh, no. Not this topic again.

    Gunnar,

    It just won't go away will it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CHARLIE VAN FLEET View Post
    hey
    you can get cancer from red meat--give me a steak

    charlie
    We just place the meat on our granite counter in the kitchen and let it cook to a nice med/rare. Takes a while, but by then it is also aged! Works great for Elk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome W. Young View Post
    anyone ever heard of this? A client called me about this stating they had watched a show that proposed that radon was being emitted from granite counter tops.
    Yes, it can be an issue with some granite. Most of the granite suppliers will supply a certificate showing how much or that it is radioactive free. Some of it is "hot" and is not suppose to be sold in the States. Most of that as you can guess is coming from China!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    Gunnar,

    It just won't go away will it?
    Apparently not.

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    Its better to test the whole house for radon in IR County, we can test counters if client thinks there is a problem..see our web site granite pages
    Cheers

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    Apparently not.
    The half-life of Radon = 1.8 hours to 3.8 days.
    The half-life of Uranium = 4.5 billion years
    The half-life of this topic = somewhere between the two.


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