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Granite Contains Uranium #health

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Your beautiful kitchen could be poisoning you! I though it was very funny when I started reading it. “Granite, as it turns out, contains levels of uranium, which is not only radioactive but releases radon gas as it decays.1” According to the article it can also contain other nuclear materials such as thorium and potassium, although I can’t exactly remember when potassium became nuclear.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 28, 2008 at 9:57 am

Posted in chemistry, health, risk, science

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  1. It is not surprising that granite contains uranium. The soil on which we live contains uranium. Human body contains uranium. Once there is uranium, it will be radioactive and emits radon. That is inevitable. the question is how much? Without mentioning the level of uranium it makes no sense to report that ‘granite contains uranioum’.

    T K S Murthy

    August 8, 2008 at 2:01 am

  2. What’s up?. Thanks a bunch for the info. I’ve been digging around for info, but i think i’m getting lost!. Google lead me here – good for you i guess! Keep up the great information. I will be coming back over here in a couple of days to see if there is any more info.

    Amber

    November 24, 2009 at 9:22 pm


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