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Mistakes Made When Building A Healthy Home

Building a healthy home may seem complicated or even overwhelming but by breaking down the various aspects of a build, the task can be simplified. Firstly consider the material the building is made from, then how the home is decorated or finished, which also includes the ventilation, and finally what we bring into the building and how we maintain the building.

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Things to Consider When Building or Designing A Kitchen for Those Impacted by Asthma and Allergies

The kitchen is an area of high traffic with many different sources of asthma and allergy triggers. Cooking and cleaning introduce particles and allergens into the air; flooring, paints and insulation can release potentially harmful chemicals; insects, attracted to food, can act as triggers; pollen is brought in on clothing from outside. Furniture, sealants, glues and home office equipment can emit harmful chemicals and furthermore, the kitchen is where a pet is most likely to spend its time

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bedroom air quality

Things to consider when building/designing a bedroom for those impacted by asthma and allergies

We know that people spend up to 90% of their life indoors and 30% of this time may be in the bedroom. Infants and young children spend even longer than this. Integral to the designing of a well-functioning bedroom are the concepts of comfort, wellness and health but the bedroom can be rife with asthma and allergy triggers with the potential to impact on these concepts and turn a bedroom into a negative space.

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News and views from ASL. This is where we publish stories about events and trade shows, updates about certifications, and views from our experts.

Dr John McKeon and Tarkett Webinar

Webinar Hosted by Tarkett with Dr. John McKeon, Dhruv Raina and Roxane Spears

19 October 2021

In this webinar, Dr John McKeon will be joined by Roxane Spears ,Vice President Sustainability North America, Tarkett, Dhruv Raina Product Stewardship Director, Tarkett , to explore the impact building materials and indoor air quality (IAQ) can have on human health.

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Dr John McKeon at Cleaning Products

The Certification Program Takes the Stage at Cleaning Products US 2021

14 October 2021

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, which is jointly run by Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America was thrilled to join forces with the Cleaning Products US 2021 Conference that took place September 29 – 30, 2021 as both a key sponsor and participant.

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NBC News consults Dr John McKeon

NBC News Consults Dr. John McKeon

14 October 2021

In this NBC News article, digital editorial intern for Select, Zoe Malin seeks expert advice from ASL CEO, Dr. John McKeon, on indoor air quality and air cleaners.

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Certification

Get your product independently certified by Allergy Standards (ASL) to provide clarity and confidence for your customers.

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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ASL also provide a series of consulting advisory services, education and go-to-market assistance.

These services can be customised to suit your needs and can be started at various stages of your product or service innovation journey.

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Join Our Lab Network

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.

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Certification Standards

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.

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