Radon, an invisible gas that surrounds us as part of the air we breathe, is considered as the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. While Airthings has announced a new product called Wave on CES 2017, a smart detector to identify the content of radon in your house.
In the past, radon test is based on charcoal canisters. These canisters provide short-term measurement (only in a few days) and it has to send to a lab for further analysis. Now with the Airthings Wave, as it offers radon levels and long-term measurement, it provides real-time measurement with visible colors presenting in green, yellow and red, represents the different level of radon.
The Airthings Wave radon monitor syncs with an app to share real-time and long-term data, which can be connected to your smartphone, presenting the real-time tested result of radon component at your house.
Furthermore, Airthings Wave includes temperature and humidity sensors that provide the ultimate accuracy in radon readings by taking into account environmental factors.
It is claimed that each year, approximately more than 21,000 Americans are exposed to the danger of radon pollution, which is more than six times the number of deaths attributed annually to house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning combined. With the innovative invention of the radon gas detector, it could efficiently lower down the victims suffered from radon gas damage.
- Battery life:2 AA batteries are included in the box. Estimated battery life: 1.5 years of monitoring
- Accuracy: Unlike a test kit, the detectors are unaffected by humidity and other radiation
- Apps:Available on Android and iOS, presenting real-time data of radon test results.
- Visible Wave: Wave in front of device to get a visual indication of your radon level: green, yellow, or red.
- After 7 days:One standard deviation is within 12% of the actual radon level, measured at 50 – 350 Bq/m³
- After 1 month:One standard deviation is within 9% of the actual radon level, measured at 90 – 220 Bq/m³