It's from an article entitled "Professor says granite countertops are radioactive". So now I don't have to feel bad that I can't afford them! :-)
HOUSTON — A physics professor at Rice University is warning of a radioactive threat found in some kitchen countertops.
Some granite countertops contain levels of uranium high enough to be dangerous to humans, said Rice professor W.J. Llope.
Using a spectrometer, Llope tested 25 varieties of granite bought from Houston-area dealers. In some cases, he said, he found countertops that could expose homeowners to 100 millirems of radiation in just a few months — the annual exposure limit set by the Department of Energy for visitors to nuclear labs.
Monday, July 28, 2008
There are SOME benefits to being poor...
Ha. Take a look at this: