Granite Countertops may Release Cancer Causing Gas

by Rajashri on  July 26, 2008 at 2:23 PM Research News
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Granite Countertops may Release Cancer Causing Gas
A report in the New York Times has revealed that granite countertops may be releasing radon gas that causes cancer.

At low levels radon is not dangerous, but once it passes a certain level, it becomes lethal. According to the Marble Institute of America, the report was not accurate.
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"It's misleading to even hint that we would knowingly sell a product that might harm consumers! The report was prompted by a group that claims to be independent, but is actually funded by two companies that manufacture synthetic stone countertops..." a released statement said.

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