Dr. Wundke talks about SunRADON’s lüft, an effective method to track indoor air quality and the presence of the most dangerous air pollutant, radon.
Dr. Kai Wundke, Ph.D.
What was the inspiration for the lüft and the origin of the product name?
In German, “luft” means “air.” Further, the two dots over the “ü” symbolize a smiley face. We wanted to create a smart and easy-to-use indoor air quality (IAQ) monitor with the benefit of also detecting radon, the most dangerous air pollutant.
What makes the lüft different from any product on the market? How is it revolutionizing the air quality and monitoring industry?
Our product packs in state-of-the-art radon detection into an IoT-enabled, plug-in device. It also allows remote monitoring by professionals to provide expert services for consumers, schools, and hospitals.
In your opinion, how has COVID-19 further exacerbated the need for monitoring air quality?
COVID-19 made people more aware of the danger from breathing polluted air. Awareness for IAQ increased dramatically; people recognized that they spent 90 percent of their time indoors.
What’s your core piece of advice for homeowners and consumers to protect themselves against the dangers of radon exposure?
Long term exposure to elevated radon levels causes lung cancer. However, radon is colorless, odorless, and can’t be detected by common IAQ monitors. Radon levels fluctuate based on a home’s ventilation, airflow, and weather conditions. Further, a house’s deterioration over the years can impact radon levels.
Therefore, long-term, continuous radon monitoring provides the most reliable method to determine long-term exposure and to determine when to take actions. It also provides peace of mind. Don’t wait; take control of the air around you now!