October 2017, Dublin, Ireland Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), the International standards and Certification Body (CB) for allergy labelling, today announced that the five dehumidifiers from DēLonghi have passed the relevant Certification Standards. The product will now be added to the certification product database (CPD) and will therefore be eligible to joint one or more of the asthma & allergy friendly®® Certification Programs in association with the relevant national patient advocacy group. The product will also now be findable on the certification web site and the companion app which is available in the App store and Google play.
How did the dehumidifiers obtain the Certification?
This ASP:11:01 Certification Standard is targeted to Dehumidifier products that are scientifically proven to reduce exposure to asthma and allergy triggers. The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess dehumidifiers for their ability to reduce allergenic and irritant materials. Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular dehumidifier item meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:11:01 Certification Standard. Scientific Overview of Certification Testing ASL subjects the items to both physical and chemical testing to ensure that they do not have properties that is likely to irritate both asthma and allergy symptoms in susceptible people. Different aspects are evaluated:
- Evaluating the capability of the Dehumidifier to optimise relative humidity levels.
- Determining that the target RH levels can be attained over a pre-determined period of time and that once achieved that they are maintained within a specified range.
- Assessing the exposure to allergen and fungal spores during filter change and water receptacle emptying procedures.
- Provision of a care code to indicate filter change and water receptacle emptying recommendations.
DēLonghi then obtained the certification after the products they sent for testing passed the tests and met the scientific requirements.
Dehumidifiers made by DēLonghi
Highest quality, high Italian design and meaningful product innovations are the core values of the DēLonghi brand. DēLonghi is present in over 123 countries and creates products in three main categories: espresso, specialty cooking and home comfort. After more than a century of perfecting its products, DēLonghi remains committed to creating innovations that bring convenience and style into every customers’ home; making the everyday better. As their goal is to bring premium quality products to their consumers, certifying their products as asthma & allergy friendly® was a coherent step moving forward.
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