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Morning Shows Feature Segments on Radiation From Granite Countertops

Morning news programs have been featuring segments on radon from granite countertops following a New York Times article on the issue.

The Radon Leaders Saving Lives Campaign does recognize that there is radon emanated from granite counter tops, but there is not enough released to add any significant amount to your indoor air. We suggest you read the EPA FAQ about radon and radiation from granite counter tops.

For further questions contact your state radon program.

While the radiation and radon measurement techniques used in the following video clips do detect radiation, the devices and techniques shown do not accurately assess the risk to human health from the radiation detected.

NBC, The Today Show - Thursday, September 4, 2008 How safe are your countertops? CBS, The Early Show, July 25, 2008 Radon Found in Countertops
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