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Spruce Environmental Acquires Air Chek Inc. Radon Laboratory

Contact: Pat Everett
978-521-0901
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Air Chek Joins AccuStar® Laboratories to Meet the Growing Demand for Devices Used to Test for Radon, a Known Cause of Lung Cancer

Ward Hill, MA, September 27, 2018 – Radon is a hazardous gas that is found in homes, schools and other buildings throughout the world. It is recognized as a Class A carcinogen and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. At the U.S. EPA action guideline radon level of 4 pCi/L, radon carries approximately 1,000 times the risk of death as any other EPA-listed carcinogen.

Saving lives by testing for and reducing the levels of radon in occupied buildings has long been the goal of Ward Hill, Massachusetts-based Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc. and its RadonAway® and AccuStar® brands. RadonAway is recognized as the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of radon fans and mitigation products, accessories and supplies. Since 1984, AccuStar has been highly regarded as a professional radon testing laboratory, nationally certified and NELAC-accredited for the manufacture and analysis of radon testing devices.

Spruce has announced the recent acquisition of Air Chek, a respected radon test device manufacturer located in North Carolina. Shawn Price, Director of Laboratory Operations at Spruce, reports, “The acquisition of Air Chek expands and enhances the choices of test devices we can offer to our customers, and add to the number of devices we can produce to meet the growing needs of an increasingly aware marketplace. Air Chek, founded in 1985, has sold millions of their patented radon test kits around the world, serving homeowners and radon professionals with same-day analysis and online availability of test results from its state-of-the-art, NELAC-accredited laboratory facilities. As a member of the Spruce family, Air Chek will continue to operate from its current facility.”

Just last month, Spruce moved the AccuStar Massachusetts laboratory from its previous location in Medway to a new and expanded facility within the Spruce Ward Hill, Massachusetts campus. The new facility houses state-of-the-art equipment for manufacturing and analyzing AccuStar’s short-term and long-term radon in air test devices, as well as radon in water devices. AccuStar has another laboratory facility in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

Spruce Executive Vice President David Hill says, “We are excited to welcome Air Chek into our family of brands dedicated to saving lives through testing and mitigating radon.”

About Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc.:

Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc., an ENERGY STAR Partner, was founded nearly 30 years ago with the purpose of making indoor air safer. Spruce is the parent company of RadonAway, the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of radon mitigation fans and supplies, and AccuStar Labs, which manufactures and analyzes radon test devices in certified laboratories in Medway, MA and Lebanon, PA. The company also has additional distribution centers in Carmel, IN, Denver, CO, and Toronto, Canada. Spruce is committed to saving lives through creating a healthier indoor environment and through radon awareness, testing and mitigation; it is a founding supporter of Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR) and a long-time member and supporter of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST). The company is also a member of NAHB, Basement Health Association, American Association of Home Inspectors, Water Quality Association, Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, UK Radon Association, European Radon Association, and other organizations dedicated to better indoor air and water quality.