Cecile Rose, M.D. and M.S. in Public Health, is a medical professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the National Jewish Medical Center and a specialty in lung medicine at the University of Colorado.
Artificial stone countertops, also known as "quartz stone countertops," are made by polymerizing quartz aggregate and resin binder. These materials look similar to natural stone and are increasingly used in residential construction and home furnishings. Between 2010 and 2018, imports of quartzite countertops in the United States have increased by nearly 800% (US International Trade Commission).