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News, events, blogs, certification updates & expert insights from the team at Allergy Standards Ltd.

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Mistakes Made When Building A Healthy Home

1 April 2021

Building a healthy home may seem complicated or even overwhelming but by breaking down the various aspects of a build, the task can be simplified. Firstly consider the material the building is made from, then how the home is decorated or finished, which also includes the ventilation, and finally what we bring into the building and how we maintain the building.

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VOCs scientific article

Publication of ‘Colorimetric Sensing of Volatile Organic Compounds Produced from Heated Cooking Oils’

25 March 2021

Dr. Emer Duffy, Science Lead at Allergy Standards Ltd., is the lead author of the recently published, highly relevant paper entitled ‘Colorimetric Sensing of Volatile Organic Compounds Produced from Heated Cooking Oils’ which describes the use of a simple, cost-effective and easy-to-visualise method for the detection of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

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Things to Consider When Building or Designing A Kitchen for Those Impacted by Asthma and Allergies

25 February 2021

The kitchen is an area of high traffic with many different sources of asthma and allergy triggers. Cooking and cleaning introduce particles and allergens into the air; flooring, paints and insulation can release potentially harmful chemicals; insects, attracted to food, can act as triggers; pollen is brought in on clothing from outside. Furniture, sealants, glues and home office equipment can emit harmful chemicals and furthermore, the kitchen is where a pet is most likely to spend its time

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CERTIFIED Pure Safety® µhigh Performance Insulation

CERTIFIED Pure Safety® High Performance Insulation from Owens Corning has received the 2021 “Green Innovation of the Year Award”

9 March 2021

CERTIFIED Pure Safety® High Performance Insulation from Owens Corning has received the 2021 “Green Innovation of the Year Award”

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Allergy Standards announces the appointment of Dr. Emer Duffy as Science Lead

1 March 2021

Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) announced today the appointment of Dr. Emer Duffy as Science Lead. As Science Lead Dr. Duffy will be responsible for leading ASL’s science team. She will coordinate the company’s research activities, update and develop the certification standards and oversee ASL’s scientific testing and consultancy work.

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The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program Takes The Digital Stage at the 2021 NAHB’s International Builders’ Show® & NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show®

11 February 2021

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, which is jointly run by Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is pleased to be participating in both virtual shows, the IBS 2021 Builders Show® and NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® that are taking place February 9 – 12, 2021

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Dr Emer Duffy ASL Science Lead

Allergy Standards announces the appointment of Dr. Emer Duffy as Science Lead

1 March 2021

Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) announced today the appointment of Dr. Emer Duffy as Science Lead. As Science Lead Dr. Duffy will be responsible for leading ASL’s science team. She will coordinate the company’s research activities, update and develop the certification standards and oversee ASL’s scientific testing and consultancy work.

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Tarkett Building Pros Talk

Dr. John McKeon To Present A Talk Hosted by Tarkett Entitled ‘Breathe Clean Air Program: Advanced Training for Building Professionals’

2 December 2020

Dr. John McKeon, CEO of Allergy Standards, is recognised for delivering informative, cutting edge talks, lectures and workshops on developing international standards, Indoor Air Quality, third body certification and innovation so is particularly honoured to be presenting a talk hosted by Tarkett entitled 'Breathe Clean Air Program: Advanced Training for Building Professionals'

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CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly LG washtower

LG’s Innovative Washtower Features CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® Washing Machine

21 October 2020

LG announced the rollout of its innovative LG WashTower featuring its CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® washing machine

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3M Media Tour 2019

13 November 2019

Allergy Standards' CEO, Dr John McKeon, talks about ways to improve indoor air quality at the US 3M Filtrete Brand Media Tour 2019.

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LG Home Free Campaign Allergy Standards

LG Home Free Campaign

10 May 2019

LG tackles the 2019 Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month with the "LG Home Free Campaign" and help a family with CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products.

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SCS Global Services Allergy Standards Webinar asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program

Webinar – Building Products for Healthy Interiors

30 April 2019

A unique webinar on why certifying building materials as asthma & allergy friendly® can differentiate a brand within the growing health and wellness market.

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The Allergy Summit, co-hosted by Allergy Standards and AAFA, at Ogilvy Headquarters in New York

The Allergy Summit – A great success

1 November 2018

The Allergy Summit, co-hosted by AAFA and Allergy Standards, in Ogilvy Headquarters in Manhattan, New York, was a great success. 

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Trailer Philadelphia Healthier Home Project Certification Program Allergy Standards

Trailer of the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program’s Philadelphia Healthier Home Initiative

16 October 2018

ASL team is delighted to be sharing the trailer of the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program's Philadelphia Healthier Home Initiative. 

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New Video Series: Episode 1 – About Allergy Standards and the Certification Program

27 February 2018

Welcome to our new Video Series and our first episode "About Allergy Standards and the Certification Program"!

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Webinar Improving Indoor Environment

Watch our Webinar about Indoor Environment in Replay

1 February 2018

Watch the Webinar in Replay on the GreenHome Institute YouTube page - link in the article. This is a one-our course given by Dr. John McKeon and Courtney Sunna about how building products can be tested, certified asthma & allergy friendly®, and incorporated into projects.

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New Video asthma and allergy friendly Certification Program overview

Launch of our new video: Turn Consumer focussed allergy insights into action

2 November 2017

The video outlines the reason why the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program exists and what manufacturers need to do to have their products certified asthma & allergy friendly®.

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Dr John McKeon Stephanie Benedetto and Samanta Cortes on location at TexWorld USA 2017 in New York.

Wrap Up Report and Video Blog of Texworld USA July 2017 Program

11 September 2017

Ahead of their attendance at the New York Home Fashions Market September 2017 meeting, the ASL team have released their wrap up report and video blog of the Summer 2017 Seminar Series organized by Texworld USA, in New- York.

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EAACI Helsinki

EAACI Congress – On the road to prevention and healthy living – Video Blog

29 August 2017

Last June we were announcing the participation of Allergy Standards CEO, Dr John McKeon, as well as Dr John Ryan, to the European Academy Of Allergy And Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress 2017 in Helsinki (Finland).

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Dyson Interview With Jessica Bahn At AAAAI 2017

Dyson Interview with Jessica Bahn at AAAAI 2017

30 May 2017

Jessica Bahn (Marketing Manager at Dyson) outlines their engagement with physicians at AAAAI 2017 in Atlanta, while demonstrating the Dyson PureHot + CoolLink asthma & allergy friendly® Certified air cleaner.

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Webinar – Ahh, Spring Is In the Air – And So Are the Allergens

25 May 2017

On Wednesday May 24th the CEO and founder of Allergy Standards Limited, Dr. John McKeon, gave a webinar to representatives of retailers, manufacturers, component producers, and influencers in the textile industry.

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New Study Finds Americans Aren’t Doing Enough To Prevent Cold & Flu

Webinar – A $10 Billion Market. How Can Your Products Get the Right Reaction?

23 February 2017

Did you know that there are 74 million asthma and allergy sufferers in the United States? That means 1 in 5 Americans is affected. Do you make products that could, or should, be targeted to this savvy, economically powerful audience?

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