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

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Health at Home Award

Prevention’s 2022 Health at Home Award Winners Are CERTIFIED!

16 November 2022

Prevention’s 2022 Health at Home Award Winners includes not one but two CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products!

Testimonial from Tarkett

“What We’re Doing Matters”- A Testimonial from Tarkett

20 October 2022

Dr. John McKeon chats to Roxane Spears, Tarkett's Vice President Sustainability North America, about how the asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program helps Tarkett win in the market place

ISSA Show 2022

Key Takeaways from ISSA 2022

14 October 2022

The key themes of ESG, UN Sustainability Development Goals, Education and Training are ones that are close to our hearts at ASL

ESG initiatives

Chemicals in Paint and the Importance of ESG Initiatives

14 November 2022

This generation demands sustainability and the prioritizing of health without the greenwashing and we are here to help


The S in ESG does not stand for “Simple”

30 September 2022

A trip to New York Fall Market Week prompted our CIO Dave Morrissey to consider the S in ESG and why it is so often misunderstood

indoor Air

Indoor Air: A Change In Perception

27 September 2022

The first in-person Cleaning Products US Conference since 2019 will happen this month and its return is widely welcomed in the industry. In this article we look at what has changed in the industry since the pandemic and how people have become more air aware.


GBAC and Allergy Standards Limited Commit to Advancing Indoor Air Quality Knowledge

7 September 2022

Fresh off the heels of the inaugural GBAC Symposium on Air Considerations, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) have announced the formation of an educational working group focused on indoor air quality (IAQ) in the built environment.

GBAC partners with ASL

GBAC Partners with Allergy Standards Limited

12 July 2022

The announcement that we have partnered with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA-The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association to create a curriculum designed to help businesses improve indoor air quality (IAQ) was made today.

ESG Awards

ESG – A Dominant Theme in ASL’s Recent Events

8 July 2022

In a busy period of diverse events for ASL there was a dominant theme apparent: ESG

New Car Cabin Air Quality Standard for Automotive Industry Launched by Allergy Standards

ASL Announce New Car Cabin Air Quality Standard for Automotive Industry and Participate In Automotive Testing Expo

16 June 2022

ASL's participation in the Automotive Testing Expo in Stuttgart with lab partners SGS coincides with the official announcement of the new car cabin air quality standard for the automotive industry

Volvo Advanced Air Cleaner

Volvo Cars Advanced Air Cleaner System has been CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® by Allergy Standards Limited

19 May 2022

The Advanced Air Cleaner, part of the latest air purification technology available on new Volvo 90 and 60 series models has been CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® by Allergy Standards Limited (ASL)

Dave Morrissey at Interclean 2022

ASL at Interclean 2022

18 May 2022

Dave Morrissey and Ingo Weinhold had an exciting few days as they got to experience innovation in the cleaning industry.

Vertilux Certification

Dr. John Ryan speaks at Vertilux celebratory event- a Grand Open House Event to mark its 40th Anniversary

7 April 2022

ASL CSO Dr.John Ryan was invited to speak at the Vertilux Grand Open House Event to mark its 40th Anniversary

healthier indoor air

ASL host Industry Leaders to Highlight Healthier Indoor Environments at Gala Event attended by President Biden

29 March 2022

The annual Ireland Funds National Gala, offered Allergy Standards Ltd (ASL) a great opportunity to convene a “summit” of industry leaders to build on their shared mission of Healthier Indoor Environments.

ConsultantLive: John McKeon, MD: Improving Indoor-Air Quality with Asthma-Friendly Products

Watch our CEO on ConsultantLive: Dr.John McKeon discusses the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program

28 February 2022

In this interview on ConsultantLive, Dr. John McKeon explains the importance of a whole-house approach to reducing asthma and allergy triggers and the aim of the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program which involves mitigating allergen exposure in a variety of household products.

Dr. John McKeon at the 2022 AAAAI Annual Meeting

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program Participates in the 2022 AAAAI Annual General Meeting

28 February 2022

We are delighted to be participating in the annual conference of the AAAAI along with our partners in the asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program, AAFA. It's always exciting to be involved in events such as this as it gives us a wonderful opportunity to contribute in a positive way to educating consumers on the importance of healthy indoor air. It's also a valuable learning opportunity and a chance to meet with other leading organisations involved with the asthma and allergy community.

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Smart cleaning just got healthier as Allergy Standards Ltd (ASL) is excited to announce a new Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Standard

12 January 2022

ASL announces a new addition to its asthma & allergy friendly® standards portfolio: the Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Standard ASP:03-09/101.

GBAC and ASL Partnership Announcement

Allergy Standards Ltd announces Partnership with the Global Advisory Biorisk Council™

14 December 2021

ASL has announced their partnership with GBAC, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™, a division of ISSA, on a unique educational program.

Healthy Indoors

Dr. John McKeon on Healthy Indoors Live

23 August 2021

Watch our CEO Dr John McKeon and President & CEO of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Kenneth Mendez, on Healthy Indoors Live with Bob Krell for a very interesting dive into the significant role a healthy indoor environment plays in our overall health & well-being.


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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 


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"!

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.

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®.

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.

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).

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.

asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Programs

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.

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?