Airthings Digital Radon Detector
Airthings, the producer of air quality and radon monitors for homeowners, businesses, and professionals, has debuted a brand-new, in-store special edition of its Digital Radon Detector in 545 Home Depot locations in 33 states.
The battery-operated Airthings Digital Radon Detector provides continuous short and long-term radon monitoring in any indoor space, all in the palm of users’ hands. The Airthings Digital Radon Detector cuts out the need for mail-in lab fees, hired contractors, and delayed, inaccurate data.
By teaming up with The Home Depot to make its Digital Radon Detector available to shoppers, families can now achieve peace-of-mind about the radon levels in their homes through a simple, affordable solution, without the need for expensive professional testing services, Airthings said.
“Our core mission at Airthings is to educate people everywhere about the dangers of radon and poor indoor air quality, and provide them with technology to help them live healthier lives,” said Oyvind Birkenes, CEO of Airthings. “Radon deserves to be at the forefront of people’s minds as a serious threat to the health of their household, and the solution shouldn’t be intimidating, expensive, or complicated. We’re delighted that The Home Depot shares this belief, and with October recognized as both National Fire & Safety Month and Lung Health Month the timing couldn’t be better to share our products and message with the world.”
Radon is a radioactive gas that poses a significant health and safety concern to homeowners, especially those located in high-risk geographic regions such as Colorado, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Illinois, Airthings said.
The gas enters homes through cracks in the earth’s surface, accumulating in indoor spaces with poor ventilation, and the long-term effects of radon exposure can be deadly, accounting for around 21,000 deaths every year in the United States alone.
“Not enough people know what radon is, yet it’s the second leading cause of lung cancer,” said Alex Forte, associate merchant for fire safety at The Home Depot. “As the world's largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot has the opportunity to provide education and new technologies to our local communities that help protect the wellbeing of residents everywhere."
Airthings said the debut of the Digital Radon Detector at The Home Depot comes at an opportune time in the current state of public health. With the wide-spanning impacts of COVID-19 on not only health but the everyday lives and routines of parents, students, and employees everywhere, people’s habits are evolving and adapting at a rapid rate. Americans are spending more time within their homes than any other period in recent memory, as they adjust to the nuances of remote work and learning.
Additional time spent in the home office or virtual classroom means more potential exposure to both radon and other indoor air pollutants, such as CO2, humidity, and airborne chemicals that can impact our cognitive function, comfort, and health.