The health impact due to indoor air pollution has been well documented, and people with asthma and allergies are at a significant risk. According to the World Health Organization, “every year, 7 million people die early because of air pollution – from more strokes, heart attacks, and deadly lung and respiratory infections.” It is fitting that January proved to be a busy month for the Certification Program, highlighting the importance of indoor air quality and a healthier home environment, the foundation to the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program.
The New Year began with a celebration for LG Electronics, which won the innovation award for the CERTIFIED LG Styler with the black tinted mirror at the Consumer Technology Association Show. Then, two weeks later, the Certification Program shared center stage with Samsung, 3M Filtrete, LG Electronics and Trane at the NAHB International Builders Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The CERTIFED partners share the thoughts of Trane Marketing leader for builders and property managers, Dave Maruna, the Program resonates and was a key theme at this year’s shows.