The World’s Largest Home Improvement Retailer Will Carry the Airthings Digital Radon Detector in 500+ Home Depot Stores, Making Continuous Radon Monitoring More Accessible Than Ever
CHICAGO, IL – (OCTOBER 12, 2020) –Airthings, producer of the best-selling indoor air quality and radon monitors for homeowners, businesses and professionals, announced today the debut of a brand-new, in-store special edition of its industry-leading Digital Radon Detector in 545 The Home Depot locations spanning 33 states. Just in time for Fire & Safety Month in October, the Airthings Digital Radon Detector is now available in-store to consumers.
The Airthings’ Digital Radon Detector is the world’s most trusted solution in radon detection. The leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers, 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. 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.
While lesser known than other common household safety risks, radon causes more than six times the amount of deaths as carbon monoxide poisoning and home fires combined, every single year. Since radon levels fluctuate, the only way to gather an accurate understanding is through continuous monitoring, which The Home Depot’s new Airthings Digital Radon Detector achieves. Smoke detectors are found under every single roof and are a requirement of most state building codes, but most people are not aware that there are 37 states in the US that have disclosure laws about radon levels. Airthings’ mission is to build awareness of the health risks associated with long term radon exposure. With the Airthings Digital Radon Detector now available at The Home Depot, homeowners will have access to a simple first step to begin monitoring their homes for radon. The Airthings Digital Radon Detector belongs in every home in America.
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 across the US, families everywhere 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.
“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.”
“Not enough people know what radon is, yet it’s the second leading cause of lung cancer. 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," said Alex Forte, Associate Merchant for Fire Safety at The Home Depot. "We are thrilled to partner with Airthings to build social awareness around the importance of continuous radon monitoring by offering an exclusive version of their Digital Radon Detector in our stores. We know that more than ever, people want to feel safe and protected. The Airthings Digital Radon Detector delivers that peace of mind as a simple solution to prevent against the dangers of long-term Radon exposure, and we're looking forward to offering the product to our shoppers."
Another reason that the debut of the Airthings’ Digital Radon Detector at The Home Depot comes at an opportune time is the current state of public health in the US. With the wide spanning impacts of COVID-19 on not only health but the everyday lives and routines of parents, students, and employees everywhere, our 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. As we’re more cognizant than ever about the air we’re breathing in, an affordable radon monitoring solution that is available to a wide audience will be an asset to public health.
To find an expanded assortment of Airthings smart indoor air quality monitors and radon detectors, please visit homedepot.com or airthings.com.
About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,294 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2019, The Home Depot had sales of $110.2 billion and earnings of $11.2 billion. The Company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.