We are delighted that this Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month we can announce that Knauf Insulation has earned the asthma & allergy friendly®Certification for its Performance+™ Acoustic Panel.
The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program seeks to assist people to identify products which will make a genuine difference to their indoor environment. It develops certification standards for relevant categories of products, and all certified products undergo testing to those standards. In this way, the consumer can then make an informed choice about materials like insulation, flooring products, etc. that they bring into their home.
In the case of fiberglass insulation, the release of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from the insulation during and after application can impact on those with sensitive airways. There can be fibers, airborne particulates and dust released during and after installation. And some insulation can support mold growth. Our standard addresses these issues.
“This asthma & allergy friendly® certification is evidence of Knauf’s commitment to providing high quality products that can improve indoor air quality and help create healthier home environments,” says Nathan Walker, Knauf Insulation’s Senior Vice President of Customer Experience, Innovation, and Sales.
Knauf Performance+ Acoustic Panel
Knauf’s Performance+ products are designed for sound control, low dust and superior fire rating. To meet the strict asthma & allergy friendly® certification standards, the Knauf Performance+ Acoustic Panel was tested for low emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and for chemicals and allergenic properties.
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, a month dedicated to building understanding and advocating for the 65 million Americans who are impacted by asthma and allergies. Creating healthier indoor is a critical part of improving lives for all as indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental risks to public health, according to the US Environment Protection Agency.
“At this time of increased focus on healthy indoor air and wellness at home it is vital that all product claims are based on good science. We congratulate Knauf Insulation on their certification, which involved a robust scientific verification and inspection of their product, particularly on how it relates to low VOCs and constituent materials,” said Dr. John McKeon, CEO of Allergy Standards Ltd.
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