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Countertops have been a common part of the modern

by:KingKonree     2020-08-27

Stones such as granite are one of the most requested types of material for countertops. Granite is often recovered from various mineral-rich areas around the world, and subsequently collected, carved, polished, and treated with solutions in order to make a perfectly smooth and shaped slab of rock perfect for constructing countertops and other types of home fixtures. Today, granite countertops are used not just for kitchens, but also for bathrooms, were they offer the same quiet elegance and utility that is the mark of the ideal countertop.

However, in recent years concern has been raised regarding the possibility of radiation coming from the various granite fixtures within the Radiation comes from various sources, one of which has been identified to be rocks. These rocks, such as granite, soapstone, and many others, have high risks of causing radiation exposure in different wavelengths (alpha, beta, gamma). This can lead to inadvertent and difficult-to-cure illnesses such as cancer. In light of this realization, the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as several other government organizations began to conduct tests on the severity of granite countertop radiation.

The key to understanding granite countertop radiation is the fact that granite is full of radioactive elements. These elements form radon, which is an odorless and colorless gas that not only increases the risk of radiation exposure, but also remains discreet if proper measures are not taken. Radon is often produced by older rocks, thus upping the chances of being saturated by radiation from the heat of the Earth. These rocks, some of which are granite, are then taken by diggers and manufacturers in order to fashion household products, which might cause panic attacks in the faint-of-heart granite countertop owners. This likelihood of radiation has experienced backlash from the media, which immediately cast its eye upon the granite industry, while manufacturers were left to defend themselves.

However, due to findings by the EPA, granite countertop radiation might not be as likely as it initially seemed to be: in an assessment of research findings on the topic, the EPA declared that granite actually has less chance of seeping radiation than its fellow masonry and home fixture counterparts. Because granite is not a porous stone, radiation becomes harder to get in or out, implying that other stone materials, such as sandstone, are more likely to carry radiation than granite. This paints a picture of relief not just for manufacturers of granite countertops everywhere, but also for millions of families that own stone-based countertops.

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