Christmas is the time of year when people purchase and give a wide range of gifts to their loved ones. As people care more and more about living in a healthier environment free from chemicals and allergens, it is important for manufacturers to adapt to the new demands of consumers.
According to the AAAAI (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology), worldwide, the rise in prevalence of allergic diseases has continued in the industrialised world for more than 50 years. According to the WebMD Medical Reference, more than 70 million Americans suffer from asthma and/or allergies each year and about 40% of these are children. According to the AAAAI, allergies are actually the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. Even if people are not directly affected themselves, it is very likely that someone close to them is.
A rising consumers’ demand for healthier products
The prevalence of allergies in today’s world cannot be denied. As a result, people are becoming more and more concerned about the products they buy. This year more than ever, consumers will be more keen to invest in healthier products as gifts to their loved ones at Christmas.
How does Allergy Standards help manufacturers to answer this demand?
To help manufacturers respond to consumer demands for healthier indoor environments, Allergy Standards developed scientific standards so manufacturers can test their products to ensure they are a healthier choice for their customers. Our Certification Standards utilize an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess products for their ability to reduce allergenic and irritant materials. Products that pass testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular item meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly®® Certification Program.
About Allergy Standards
ASL is an International standards and certification body that prepares independent standards for a wide range of products to declare their suitability for people whose lives are affected by allergies and asthma. ASL has devised a series of proprietary testing protocols, performance criteria and suitability attributes for consumer products to be eligible for certification. These have been developed using internationally recognized trigger factor avoidance recommendations including allergens and irritants. The asthma & allergy friendly®® mark is applied to products that consumers can trust have been subject to rigorous independent testing to determine their suitability. ASL’s management team possesses specialist skills in a variety of medical fields including asthma and other allergic diseases.
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