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Independent Analysis Shows Granite Countertops Pose No Health Risk
Date:8/31/2009

the Marble Institute of America, the nation's leading natural stone trade organization. "Some have simply rejected our requests, others have said they will share findings once their studies are published. In the meantime, Environmental Health & Engineering conducted an independent assessment of granite that went through rigorous scientific peer review and now has been published. Meanwhile, we're still waiting for critics to share any real information."

The abstracts of the two studies, "Assessing exposure to granite countertops - part 1: Radiation" (Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology [26 August 2009] doi:10.1038/jes.2009.44) and "Assessing exposure to granite countertops - part 2: Radon" (Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology [26 August 2009] doi:10.1038/jes.2009.43) are available at http://www.marble-institute.com/, the Marble Institute of America's website, with links to the Journal's website, http://www.nature.com/jes/index.html.

The Journal will publish the studies in its printed version later this year.

The Marble Institute of America is the nation's leading natural stone trade organization. It has been a leader in the industry's efforts to improve the safe handling and processing of stone.


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