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

the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program

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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bedroom air quality

Things to consider when building/designing a bedroom for those impacted by asthma and allergies

16 February 2021

We know that people spend up to 90% of their life indoors and 30% of this time may be in the bedroom. Infants and young children spend even longer than this. Integral to the designing of a well-functioning bedroom are the concepts of comfort, wellness and health but the bedroom can be rife with asthma and allergy triggers with the potential to impact on these concepts and turn a bedroom into a negative space.

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indoor air quality

10 Reasons Why Indoor Air Quality Is So Relevant Right Now

9 February 2021

Indoor air quality is in the News. What has been a longstanding health issue has hit the spotlight. Due to a number of issues and events occurring over recent times, the air we breathe in our homes and workspaces is becoming visible.

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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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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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Greenbuild 2020

Allergy Standards Ltd To Exhibit at Greenbuild International Conference + Expo 2020

9 November 2020

Allergy Standards Ltd is delighted to be exhibiting at Greenbuild Conference and Expo 2020- the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to sustainability in the building industry

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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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Indoor Air Quality Webinar Tarkett

Allergy Standards Ltd Kicks Off Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month with Keynote Role at Premiere Industry Event Hosted by Certified Flooring Partner Tarkett

7 October 2020

Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) is pleased to announce their participation in Tarkett’s Learn.Give.Breathe Event taking place virtually on October 7th where Allergy Standards Limited CEO, Dr. John McKeon will serve as a keynote speaker conveying powerful insights about the heightened importance of Indoor Air Quality, triggers of Indoor Air Pollution, and how to create a healthy home environment through building materials, best practices, and beyond. Not only is Tarkett a CERTIFIED flooring partner of the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program but their company mission is also fully aligned with the Program, as their goal is to create healthier homes through offering flooring materials that allow individuals to make better purchasing decisions to improve their Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).

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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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