Maker of Fine Sawdust
Everything puts off radiation.I just recently heard about granite being radioactive. And now this. It has been kept under wrap by the granite people so sales don't plummet.
The lawyers don't even need a sensitive nose to smell this one.
Even so, some of the granites are actually hot. If you check them with a Geiger counter they can show substantially above background radiation levels. While others are not it is better to err on the side of caution. The warning should still be adhered to.Everything puts off radiation.
It also appears that this guy is from the solid surface alliance. What a surprise.
The article comes from the San Jose Environmental Health Examiner. Shocking!
People keep trying and failing to put the granite countertop industry out of business.
The place to get the information on this is the Marble Institute of America
While I agree it is best to err on the side of caution, the information about dust from granite fabrication is nothing new. Silicosis will kill you far quicker than the radiation.Even so, some of the granites are actually hot. If you check them with a Geiger counter they can show substantially above background radiation levels. While others are not it is better to err on the side of caution. The warning should still be adhered to.
I agree. Your animated avatar would also be a slow, painful death. :laughing:You can put a dust mask on and be reasonably protected from the dust hazards but the radioactive particles will pass through that and don't even need to. Having a constant exposure to it in your field will cause problems decades down the line. We work in a hazardous business. Eventually something will kill you.