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Airthings Drives Air Quality Awareness Globally Through New Partnerships with American Lung Association and British Lung Foundation

The leading producer of best-selling digital radon detectors continues to spur the global conversation about radon and air quality to inspire awareness and initiate action

Press Release – MIAMI – (November 13, 2018)Airthings, producer of the best-selling digital radon detectors on the market, is pleased to officially announce the renewal of a partnership with the American Lung Association and the commencement of partnership with the British Lung Foundation (BLF) – the leading lung health organizations in the United States and United Kingdom – to raise global awareness about radon and other dangerous air pollutants.

Airthings’ mission is to ensure that people around the world take control of their indoor air quality through simple, affordable and accurate technology solutions. Radon, an odorless, naturally occurring, radioactive gas commonly found indoors, is the second leading cause of lung cancer and responsible for the death of an estimated 21,000 Americans and 20,000 Europeans every year. By supporting both the American Lung Association and British Lung Force to spread knowledge of this under-the-radar threat, Airthings commits to helping these organizations to save lives through education and awareness about a deadly indoor air pollutant at home, school and work, as well as providing a direct contribution to lung cancer research.

“We’re honored to support the American Lung Association and British Lung Foundation, as both of these venerable authorities on lung health are deeply passionate about our cause: to educate as many people as possible about the dangers of radon and other air pollutants,” said Øyvind Birkenes, CEO of Airthings. “As we continue to establish Airthings’ global footprint, we’re dedicated to leading the conversation about the importance of air quality awareness on a worldwide scale. Taking this next step by teaming up with these esteemed organizations is a testament to Airthings’ commitment to ‘walk the walk’ .”

The scope of both partnerships is rooted in driving awareness through co-branding efforts and education, special events, and cooperative charitable initiatives. Airthings is donating $1 from each Corentium Home and Airthings Wave sold on through September 30, 2019, with a minimum donation of $25,000 to the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative, which aims to unite and mobilize women against lung cancer.

“Airthings’ dedication to raising awareness about the dangers of radon aligns with our mission to support lung cancer research and our LUNG FORCE initiative, as we work to defeat lung cancer,” said American Lung Association Chief Mission Officer Deb Brown. “Unfortunately, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women in the United States. The Lung Association’s partnership with Airthings will advance our efforts to defeat this horrible disease once and for all.”

Alison Cook, Head of Policy at the British Lung Foundation, said: “We’re delighted that Airthings has become a corporate partner to the BLF. Air pollution affects all our health, and children, the elderly and those with heart and lung problems are most at risk. That’s why it’s so important to raise awareness; so one day we can all breathe clean air with healthy lungs.”

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