Edwin Cheung, Dr. John McKeon, Tamina O’Brien
Dr John McKeon was delighted to get a chance to catch up with Tamina O’Brien and Edwin Cheung from Rabbit Air just before his presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). Rabbit Air is a long term client of our Certification Program so is well aware of the value of our science-backed certification.
This year at the Annual Scientific Meeting there was a perceptible shift toward a holistic, multifactorial approach by physicians to the management of asthma and allergies. This means that indoor air quality is more important than ever, but the explosion in air cleaning technologies since the pandemic has led to a flood of devices on the market, and this comes with an associated risk of ‘well-washing’. Physicians are looking for validated air cleaners that they can recommend to their patients and third party certification provides this science-backed validation.
Cutting Edge Research on Air Cleaning Technology Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting
The meeting with Rabbit Air preceded Dr. McKeon’s presentation of the study, “A Breath of Fresh Information on Air Cleaning Technology” which was chosen by ACAAI as one of two studies that are highlighted in their most recent press release for their Annual Scientific Meeting.
The study examined interventions to improve indoor air quality (IAQ), such as source control, monitoring, and the use of air cleaners. The authors- Gráinne Cunniffe Jennifer Whelan
, Alannah Byrne
, Dr John Ryan
, Keri Lestage, PhD, PMP
and Dr John McKeon – concluded that air cleaners can play an important role, along with source control and adequate ventilation, in achieving better indoor air quality and they encourage advising patients to choose third-party tested devices which are performance validated and, ideally, certified to the relevant standards.
“This study provides an update on state-of-the-art air cleaning technology to equip doctors to advise their patients,” said Gráinne Cunniffe, PhD, lead author of the study. “HEPA filters remain most effective in removing airborne particles, including allergens and fine particulate matter. Additionally, activated carbon filters were found to be highly effective in removing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and odors. UV-based technology can be effective when used in filtered HVAC systems.”
For more information on the study contact https://iair.institute/contact-the-iair-institute/
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