OSLO, Norway, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Airthings is proud to team up with Olympic alpine skier Aksel Lund Svindal to further the company's mission of raising awareness of radon gas in your home and workspace. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and can be easily managed when detected and monitored. Airthings, formerly known as Corentium, provides these smart solutions and has been the world leader in digital radon detectors for consumers and professionals since 2008.
Svindal, who won the gold medal in super-G at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and a five-time World Champion, said raising awareness about the dangers of radon exposure is important to him.
"The air we breathe is the most critical component to living healthy, happy lives," he said. "The Airthings team is breaking down barriers and educating people on the impact of air quality on their health, and the dangers that can be found in their homes, schools and places of work. The simplicity of Airthings' products, and their incredible potential to empower people to take control of their air quality, encouraged me to get personally involved in this mission."
Airthings is committed to ensure that people around the world understand and take control of their indoor air quality through simple, affordable and accurate technology solutions – making radon and air quality detectors as common as smoke detectors.
Corentium's brand name evolution to Airthings is a direct representation of the company's mission to create smart air quality products that increase awareness of invisible dangers in indoor air and empower people to reduce the health impact of breathing polluted air in the places they live their lives.
Led by a team of experienced scientists, CERN researchers, engineers and technology industry veterans, Airthings is focused on educating people worldwide about the prevalence of radon and its impact on health and wellness. In the EU alone, lung cancer resulting from radon exposure is responsible for more than 20,000 deaths annually. Corentium Home and Corentium Pro by Airthings make it easy to do short-term radon tests and long-term radon monitoring, which is recommended for consumers by the most Radiation Protection Agencies.
"Air quality is fundamental to the health and wellness for every one of us," said Oyvind Birkenes, Airthings CEO. "We are making it easy and affordable for consumers to increase awareness of the state of their environment with incredibly intuitive products. We're leaders with our current products, and we're continuing to innovate our future offerings."
The Corentium Home by Airthings is the most popular radon detector on the market for homeowners. Radon gas fluctuates daily, therefore constant monitoring is the only way to know if you are affected by the deadly gas. The EUR199 digital radon monitor is extremely accurate and easy to use.
The company's Pro product, which is certified by the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, is a professional-grade device that ensures highly accurate measurements for facility managers, radon mitigators and other professionals.
New legislation concerning radon gas will be introduced to the European Union in 2018, making Airthings' specialty knowledge and products even more relevant and important.
For more information on Airthings or to purchase a device, visit www.airthings.com.