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    NY Times Granite & Radon

    Check this story out:

    NY Times, Granite & Radon

    See, I told you on my post found in Safety about the stones from Namibia!
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    Re: Granite and Radiation

    Check this puppy out!
    How do you like them apples?!

    http://theater2.nytimes.com/2008/07/24/garden/24granite.html
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    Re: Granite and Radiation

    Go to Build Clean's site, there you'll find dozens of studies of granite building materials from other countries.

    China, the EU, & other countries have instituted radiation standards for granite. ...
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    Re: Granite and Radiation

    Havana, you sure are on the defensive.

    Touchy subject for you?

    Are you afraid of your own liability?

    Have you fabricated some of these Namibian stones?

    I am located no where near where...
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    Re: Granite and Radiation

    We're doing all that you suggest. We're working with scientists, geologists, & other professionals. I've contacted every government organization possible.

    But a homeowner who is considering...
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    Re: Granite and Radiation

    What did I avoid?
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    Re: Granite and Radiation

    We actually have Avonite solid surface in our kitchen. It was scrap that we had.

    And we actually haven't had the opportunity to fabricate a granite from Namibia. But we did turn down a $10,000...
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    Re: Granite and Radiation

    I really need to stress that it is not all granites. As a high-end kitchen & bath dealer it is in our best financial interest to knock the cheap granites off the market but unfortunately we cannot...
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    Re: Granite and Radiation

    Keep in mind, you cannot see, feel, taste, or smell radiation. A homeowner doesn't know its there until it may be too late.

    The US & UN "safe" standards for radiation is 100 millirem per...
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    Re: Granite and Radiation

    HavanaGranite,
    I'm sure you'd love it if I were a competitor & looking to knock granite off the market. But the fact of the matter is I'm a business owner in the kitchen & bath industry. We...
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    Granite and Radiation

    Finding high radiation readings from some granite slabs intended for use as kitchen countertops led me to find out why we were finding high levels of radiation from some granites & not others.

    We...
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