RADON - FACT OR FICTION?
"In the past few days, a television video has
circulated online that has created widespread consumer confusion and concern
about radiation levels occurring in natural granites used for residential
countertops. The report suggests some countertops may pose health risks,
ignoring years of legitimate and independent scientific research that has
concluded that natural stone is perfectly safe to use in homes.
Itís 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 made of quartz gravel, resins, coloring agents
and other chemicals.
Unlike these competing synthetic products, granite is not manufactured in a
plant by combining quartz gravel, resins, coloring agents and other
chemicals. Throughout the years, consumers have been drawn to natural
stoneís beauty, durability, cleanliness and safety.
Itís outrageous that manufacturers of synthetic stone countertops would use
a front group like this to scare consumers. It is also alarming that
manufacturers of a competing product feel they can only compete by
groundlessly creating fear about natural stone, which is safe, beautiful and
- Marble Institute of America (www.marble-institute.com)
Johnson Granite, Inc. agrees with MIA and have been in
the granite business for many years and would never put something in our own
home that posed a risk to us and our family.
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