February 2018, Dublin, Ireland
Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), the International standards and Certification Body (CB) for allergy labelling, today announced that three cabin air filters from Mercedes-Benz USA 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 Cabin Air Filters obtain the Certification?
The ASP: 08-02/101 Certification Standard is targeted to in-cabin air filter 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 in-cabin air filters for their ability to reduce allergenic and irritant materials.
Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular in-cabin air filter item meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP: 08-02/101 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:
- The capacity to remove a range of pollen particles of different sizes and with different seasonality
- The ability of a filter to withstand loading with allergen while maintaining its performance is tested
- Proved not to shed its fibres above established limits while in use.
Mercedes-Benz USA then obtained the certification after the products they sent for testing passed the tests and met the scientific requirements.
Innovative in cabin air-filters made by Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz has always worked hard to bring the highest quality to their customers by investing in cutting-edge technologies.
As their goal is to bring premium quality products to their consumers, certifying their in-cabin air filters as asthma & allergy friendly® was a coherent step moving forward.
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