"Hot" granite being installed in stone restoration expert's
on: September 4, 2008, 6:16 am
Release Author: Huligar
Release Summary: The NSRA pointed out that adding granite in a
home does not make any significant difference in radon levels
in the residence
Release Body: With all the news about dangerous levels of radon
being emitted by some granite materials, why would a stone restoration
professional install one in his home?
to the recent issue of granite producing high levels of radon
emissions, Josveek Huligar, of The Natural Stone Restoration
considered a plan to test for himself the effects and the results
of radon emitting granite surface.
over all feeling of the stone industry is that this marketing
campaign against natural stone needs to be settled once and for
all. Huligar will test his home for radon and radiation before
the hot granite was install. Once the granite was installed, the
home will be tested again; All testing will be done as described
by the EPA. Mr. Huligar adds, "Some
people that invested major amounts of money in granite counter
tops found themselves ripping out the natural stone fueled by
the fear of death lurking in their countertops. As of today, there
is no proof that natural stone can kill you unless it falls on
members of the Natural Stone Restoration Alliance (NSRA)
released its own research information that not only looked at
the past and present studies, but also focused on the marketing
strategy that was being used by the manufacturers that were responsible
for perpetuating the scare. In the paper the NSRA
pointed out that adding granite in a home does not make any significant
difference in radon levels in the residence; and for this Mr.
Huligar is will to but his fate in the hands of the NSRA research
group, seen that they are asking the rest of the public to do
first task was to find one of these alleged radiated slabs.
Mr.Tim Scarlata of Atlantic Granite & Marble (www.atlanticgranite.com)
a fabricator located in Rochester NY. Searched the country for
a slab of granite that was considered "hot". Mr.Scarlata
was able to locate a slab that was emitting higher than normal
readings and condsider dangerous acording to the sinence that
all of this started over in the first place. Atlantic
Granite & Marble supply not only found the slab but
is willing to fabricate and install the counter top, all on video
for the public to view.
The NSRA plan was testing granite for radon as
well as working with independent studies to come to a true conclusion
of this issue. The plan ultimately became a bit more extensive.
Along with a collaborative effort of AirChek
(www.radon.com) - The
Radon Information Center a leader in Radon testing and
mitigation and Atlantic Granite & Marble,
an event was in the making.
only is the granite going to be installed in a residence that
was tested before hand for radon emissions and after the installation,
the process will be on a webcam for the public to monitor. The
webcam can monitored at (www.nsraweb.com).
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