Granite counters emitting radon?

I know it’s just one more thing to think about when you buy a new home or renovate your home. And it’s just one more thing that we buyer agents make it our business to know.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune just ran a good article on the granite-radon debate. It seems as if the jury is still out on how prevalent or imminent the danger is – but it definitely looks as if there is a danger. The Marble Institute of America announced it will launch a “Home Approved Stone” program to reassure consumers about granite’s safety. That should help. Radon professionals say homeowners may want to test their countertops and the rest of the house.

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