November 2013, Dublin, Ireland
Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), the International standards and Certification Body (CB) for allergy labelling, today announced that the AeraMax™ line of air purifiers from Fellowes®, Inc. 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 AeraMax line of air purifiers obtain the Certification?
This ASP:08:01/101 Certification Standard is targeted to air cleaners 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 air cleaners for their ability to reduce allergenic and irritant materials. Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular air cleaner item meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:08:01/101 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:
- Evaluating the capability of the air cleaner to reduce bio-allergen level in a defined space.
- Determining that the reduction of bio-allergen represents removal of the bio-allergen and not simply redistribution.
Fellowes then obtained the certification after the products they sent for testing passed the tests and met the scientific requirements.
AeraMax, an air purifier line made by Fellowes
The AeraMax purifier brand is a brand created by Fellowes to provide high performance machines for home and professional use.
With state-of-the-art technology that automatically monitors air and adjusts its settings, the new AeraMax series helps families breathe easier in their homes.
As their goal is to bring premium quality products to their consumers, certifying their products as asthma & allergy friendly® was a coherent step moving forward.