A recent news published in a Korean newspaper has drawn international attention: bed matrasses may be a source of radon gas
The radioactive Korean matrasses
In May 2018, the Korean government confirmed high levels of radon gas exhalation in some beds. Due to that, some beds could be a source of radon gas.
Are matrasses dangerous?
First investigations found out that exhalation levels were 10 times higher than the reference level. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Therefore, beds caught the interest of Korean authorities.
Consumers associations have started actions in the court against the company. In addition, the Korean government has withdrawn all matrasses and asked for expert advice.
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