Latest Radon Stories

2009-08-31 10:15:00

CLEVELAND, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new studies published in the scientifically peer-reviewed Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology show that granite used in countertops poses no radon or radiation threat to consumers.

2009-04-07 13:55:00

Shortly after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit central Italy Monday morning, Giampaolo Giuliani reported that he had previously forecasted the quake but was ignored by officials and blamed for stirring up public anxiety.

2009-01-10 00:53:52

Deaths from lung cancer could be reduced by better policies to control indoor radon, researchers in Britain said. A study, published in the British Medical Journal, said government protection policies focus mainly on the small number of homes with high radon levels and neglect the 95 percent of deaths linked to lower levels of radon. Alastair Gray, Sarah Darby and colleagues at the University of Oxford assessed the contribution of indoor radon to lung cancer deaths in Britain and examined the...

2009-01-05 13:47:00

Gov. Rendell Proclaims January 'Radon Action Month' HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan.

2008-09-24 00:00:12

By Jonathan Brown HE WAS the man who launched the world into the nuclear age, winning a Nobel prize and laying the foundations for modern nuclear physics.

2008-09-21 21:00:26

By Abby Lu THERE was one thing that evaded our mothers' scrutiny when they lectured us on the health hazards of ordinary things such as mobile phones, microwave ovens and barbequed food ... but it was probably because they didn't know about it either.

2008-09-04 09:00:23

CLEVELAND, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The most comprehensive review of scientific data on radon emissions from granite countertops shows that contribution to indoor radon levels is well below EPA's guideline for action and even levels found in outdoor air.

2008-09-02 12:00:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- To clear up consumer confusion about the safety of granite countertops, a growing number of environmental and health agencies from states across the U.S.

2008-07-21 03:00:16

By McLean, Mike The world is a dangerous place, and while your home might seem like a refuge, you can be exposed to several times the amount of air pollution there that you encounter outside.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.