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The COVID-19 and Asthma Toolkit for Schools is a comprehensive document covering all things related to asthma, from asthma management and prevention to its relation to COVID-19. By using this toolkit, schools will not only be creating a more asthma friendly environment but also will be helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The resource is a supplement to the current district, state and federal reopening guidelines and isn’t intended to replace those guidelines
Air conditioners can play a significant role in good indoor air quality. Greater asthma morbidity – specifically a larger number of hospitalizations, wheezing episodes and night symptoms due to asthma – have been associated with the presence of moisture, mildew and cockroach allergen in homes. Air conditioners provide a dual function of controlling temperature and relative humidity in home environments, as well as potential removal of allergens.
This summer we are likely to spend more time in our homes than ever and with temperatures rising, it’s time to tackle any issues with our air conditioning. Living in a space that is too hot and sticky can be difficult. Tempers fray, sleep suffers, babies and small children get cranky. But its not just our mood that is impacted. Our health is effected too. Here's some help if you are considering a portable air conditioner.
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We created the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program to scientifically test and identify consumer products that are more suitable for people with asthma and allergies. When consumers see the distinctive mark on a product, they know they are buying an asthma & allergy friendly® product.
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Our partner laboratories conduct testing on behalf of our certification programs across a range of categories.
Our lab network has expertise in testing fabrics, chemicals, building products, finishes, vacuum cleaners, air cleaning devices, paint, flooring or immunoassay, and it’s continually growing. Find out how your lab can become an ASL partner.
The Science Behind the Certification
The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program is not just another unsubstantiated claim or stamp. Products bearing our certification mark have undergone stringent testing to a series of standards developed by our team of medical and healthcare experts. The number of Certification Standards continues to grow in order to encompass a wide range of products, supporting our commitment to the overall concept of allergen avoidance for people with asthma and allergies.