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

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VOCs effect on respiratory system

Indoor Air VOCs, asthma and allergy, and the effect of air cleaners

29 August 2020

Volatile organic compounds or VOCs are molecules containing carbon which are predominantly in the gaseous state at room temperature.This article will present the possible sources of indoor VOCs, how VOCs impact on people with asthma and allergy and discuss the ability of air cleaners to reduce VOCs in the indoor environment.

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10 Questions to ask your Home Appliances Buyer

20 July 2020

Consumers need a recognisable, trustworthy mark to help them identify the truly beneficial products. This is where asthma & allergy friendly® comes in: a certification that focuses solely on a product’s impact on human health.

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Air Conditioners and the indoor environment

15 July 2020

Air conditioners can play a significant role in good indoor air quality. Greater asthma morbidity – specifically a larger number of hospitalizations, wheezing episodes and night symptoms due to asthma – have been associated with the presence of moisture, mildew and cockroach allergen in homes. Air conditioners provide a dual function of controlling temperature and relative humidity in home environments, as well as potential removal of allergens.

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David MacLeod Senior Finance Business Partner

Allergy Standards announces the appointment of David McLeod as Senior Finance Business Partner

1 September 2020

Dublin, Ireland. (August 31st, 2020) – Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) announced today the appointment of David McLeod as Senior Finance Business Partner. In his role as Senior Finance Business Partner, David will liaise with the Chief Financial Officer and with the leadership team to drive company performance. His role will include assisting in the expansion of ASL’s financial reporting system and working closely with ASL’s partners in USA and Canada to grow the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program

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Allergy Standards announces the appointment of Nick Barry as Chief Financial Officer

10 August 2020

Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) announced today the appointment of Nick Barry as Chief Financial Officer.  In his role as CFO, Nick will take full responsibility for aligning financial operations with the strategic goals of the business. His responsibilities will include optimizing the financial systems and developing financial models focused on various growth strategies. As part of the Senior Leadership Team, he will also  maintain stakeholder and investor relations to ensure good corporate governance.

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New standard for bedding containing Merino Wool

28 July 2020

We are announcing the development of a new certification standard for bedding containing Merino Wool.

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David MacLeod Senior Finance Business Partner

Allergy Standards announces the appointment of David McLeod as Senior Finance Business Partner

1 September 2020

Dublin, Ireland. (August 31st, 2020) – Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) announced today the appointment of David McLeod as Senior Finance Business Partner. In his role as Senior Finance Business Partner, David will liaise with the Chief Financial Officer and with the leadership team to drive company performance. His role will include assisting in the expansion of ASL’s financial reporting system and working closely with ASL’s partners in USA and Canada to grow the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program

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Allergy Standards announces the appointment of Nick Barry as Chief Financial Officer

10 August 2020

Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) announced today the appointment of Nick Barry as Chief Financial Officer.  In his role as CFO, Nick will take full responsibility for aligning financial operations with the strategic goals of the business. His responsibilities will include optimizing the financial systems and developing financial models focused on various growth strategies. As part of the Senior Leadership Team, he will also  maintain stakeholder and investor relations to ensure good corporate governance.

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New standard for bedding containing Merino Wool

28 July 2020

We are announcing the development of a new certification standard for bedding containing Merino Wool.

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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

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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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 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 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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