Airthings Wave - Fast and easy Radon detection - with Smartphone APP

Item number: DW-4PEE-Y34Q


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Category: Active Radon Detectors



A smarter radon detector

Radon is one of the most important components in our indoor air quality. With Wave, we wanted to make a device that would fit in every home and which could be used by everyone. To improve accuracy, temperature and humidity sensors are built right in.



Product weight: 0,22 Kg

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Radon



The radioactive gas radon decomposes into decay products, which are also radioactive. The short-lived decomposition products can subsequently adhere to dust particles (aerosols) in the room air, which cause them to be inhaled by humans. Once the radioactive particles are in the lungs, some particles are deposited in the lungs. The radon gas itself is largely exhaled unchanged.

So it is not radon itself that poses the greatest danger, but its decay products. The inhaled radioactive particles emit high-energy, ionising radiation during decay, which can directly damage the lung tissue. This promotes and promotes the development of lung cancer.  


How high is the risk of lung cancer?
Population studies show that the risk of lung cancer is directly related to the level of radon gas concentration in the ambient air. In the fresh air the risk is very low, because the radon thins quickly. In buildings, on the other hand, the gas often accumulates in the lower rooms, which can lead to alarming concentrations.


Do smokers have an increased risk?
Smokers generally have an increased risk of lung cancer. About 90% of all lung cancer deaths are due to smoking. Studies also show that smokers are also particularly susceptible to the harmful potential of radon. Most radon-related deaths occur in smokers. The following table shows the relationship between radon concentration and the amount of cigarettes smoked:

Table: Risk of dying of lung cancer up to the age of 75 years

Radon Concentration

0 Bq/m3

Radon Concentration

800 Bq/m3

Lifelong non-smoker

0,4 %

0,7 %

Smokers*) up to 30 years of age

2,3 %

3,7 %

Smokers*) up to 50 years of age

4,3 %

7,2 %

Smokers*) up to 75 years of age

10,4 %

16,9 %

*) 15-24 cigarettes daily

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