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Saturday, 14 January 2017

Exposure to Radon Causes Lung Cancer but is Granite Causing Cancer?

Prolonged exposure to radon causes lung cancer and about 21,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer every year. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that radon causes between 6-15 percent of lung cancers worldwide. Evidence has recently surfaced that granite is causing cancer through the amounts of radon it emits through manmade granite products.

Radon is emitted through the decay of uranium which is widespread and naturally occurring in the earth’s crust. A dense, colorless, odorless and tasteless noble gas (Atomic Number 86), radon cannot be detected without a testing device. Because it is a radioactive gas, it can be deadly if inhaled or ingested in concentrated amounts. Both the Environmental Protection Agency and US Surgeon General strongly recommend that all homes be tested for radon on a regular basis....read more>>>...