April 13, 2018, Dublin, Ireland.
Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), the International standards and Certification Body for allergy labelling, today announced that the Sanitaire EON ALLERGEN Upright Vacuum Cleaner has 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 Sanitaire EON ALLERGEN Upright Vacuum Cleaner obtain the Certification?
This ASP:03:01 Certification Standard is targeted to vacuum cleaner 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 vacuum cleaners for their ability to reduce allergenic and irritant materials.
Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular vacuum cleaner item meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:03:01 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:
- Evaluation of capability to remove allergen-containing test dust from carpets
- Evaluation of airborne allergen levels during vacuuming
- Evaluation of the integrity of the air filtration system
- Assessment of the performance of the Vacuum Cleaner as the dust reservoir fills or the filter begins to clog with dust particles.
- Assessment of exposure to allergens during bag change or receptacle emptying
Electrolux then obtained the certification after the products they sent for testing passed the tests and met the scientific requirements.
“There is a growing awareness of the impact of indoor air quality and its effect on our health in schools, offices and other workplaces. The Electrolux Sanitaire EON™ ALLERGEN commercial vacuum cleaner has come through our stringent testing standards proving its ability to not only remove allergens from the environment, but to also reduce redistribution and exposure to the operator.” said Dr. Joey DeCourcey, Senior Scientific Officer at ASL.
The Sanitaire EON ALLERGEN Upright Vacuum Cleaner, a vacuum cleaner made by Sanitaire
Since 1972, Sanitaire has built the longest-lasting and most serviceable commercial upright vacuums available, becoming a leader and innovator in the commercial vacuum industry. Sanitaire offers uprights, canisters, backpacks, floor machines, carpet cleaners, air movers and accessories for commercial cleaning. Many Sanitaire product are designed to achieve the CRI Seal of Approval and are LEED compliant. Sanitaire is part of the Electrolux family of innovative small appliance products.
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.
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