If you are thinking of installing new countertops in your home, granite might be your top choice. Is the fear of radon making you stop and rethink your choice? Are you not sure if the stone would be safe in your home? Rest assured you are safe. Keep reading to find out why you will not need to worry about radon.
Bill Brodhead, President of WPB Enterprise, a Pennsylvania radon mitigation company says, “Very few granite countertops pose a real threat.” Here is why that is:
A significant amount of radon is not likely to escape from the countertops, causing problems in a home. This is because granite is not very porous, like other stones and will not let too much of the radon out into the air surrounding it.
Here are some other areas in the home that have a higher risk than that of granite:
- soil under a home
- well water that can be used in the home
- clay bricks
- concrete products
- most non-plastic plates and dishes
- natural gas
- phosphate fertilizers
- vegetables or anything growing in fertilizer
- glass made using silica, such as wine glasses, eye glasses and many other glass products
To rid your home of radon completely you would have to do much more than not have granite countertops. When you know the facts it is easy to see that you will not need to steer clear of granite when you are choosing your new countertops.