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CENELEC membership

Allergy Standards Has New Membership In The World of Electrotechnical Standardisation

6 March 2020

Allergy Standards Limited(ASL) is pleased to announce that their Project Manager, Gildas Guionnet has become a National Participant of the European Committee for Electrical Standardization (CENELEC) and member of the TC 59X/WG 06 Committee for Surface cleaning appliances (Vacuum Cleaners), through the British Standards Institution (BSI).

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Microbial growth in textiles

Antimicrobials in textiles – what you need to know!

2 March 2020

The global textile sector is enormous; in 2018 the value of the US textile sector was $78 billion and employed over 550,000 workers1. In 2017 China produced 79 billion metres of cloth2; that’s enough to go to the moon and back 100 times!

Textiles and clothes are a fundamental part of our everyday life however they also provide an excellent material for micro-organisms to grow on. Measures to prevent microbial growth on textiles and fabrics dates back to Egyptian times when mummy wraps were preserved using herbs and spices3.  Since then bamboo has been used in housing structures and design in China and in World War II a range of chemicals were used to impart antimicrobial activity to tents, tarpaulins and truck covers4. Prevention of microbial attack is essential for durability of the textile, in addition to potential use in prevention of transmission of disease.

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Allergy Standards Joins the Consumer Technology Association

20 February 2020

Allergy Standards is now a member of the Consumer Technology Association – ‘where the people, policies and insights of innovation come together’

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Air Quality In Beijing

19 February 2020

Beijing’s air quality hovers around the ‘unhealthy’ category for much of the year. The perfect storm of millions of cars, noxious fumes from factories and coal powered industry combines with the city’s geography : Beijing is built on a flat landscape and surrounded by mountains so if there is no wind to blow away the smog, it hangs over the city like a shroud

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Certified Products Best in Their Class – Las Vegas Market 2020

11 February 2020

January wrapped up with our partners Congoleum, Guardsman, and SureFit showcasing their CERTIFIED products at the International Surface Event,and Winter Market in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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It’s Our Air – Time To Take Responsibility

20 January 2020

We are aware and lucky enough to be educated on pollutants and allergens, toxins and poisons so that the indoor air quality in our homes promotes health and wellbeing. Large corporations have come to realise that the health of their employees directly effects their bottom line and that their reputation worldwide really matters.

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Asthma and Allergies : Lets Bust Some Myths for the Newly Diagnosed – Part Two

13 January 2020

Myths or misinformation – the consequences of believing them when it comes to asthma and allergies can range from ignorance to downright dangerous.

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Asthma and Allergies : Lets Bust Some Myths for the Newly Diagnosed – Part One

6 January 2020

It’s a scary thing being diagnosed with a lifelong illness. Here are some myths that you may come across that may worry you.

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Ingersoll Rand Introduces Future Climate Company, Trane Technologies

19 December 2019

Ingersoll Rand introduces future climate company, Trane Technologies, elevating market leading Trane® brand and celebrating the power of technological innovation.

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Key Takeaways from the 2019 World Allergy Congress

17 December 2019

Key takeaways from the 2019 World Allergy Congress in Lyon, France, attended by Allergy Standards’ Head of International Sales.

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The Air In Our Cars

2 December 2019

Car manufacturers have recently been taking steps to reduce that new car smell and indeed in the future we may be reminiscing about it to our kids.

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A brief history of laundry

27 November 2019

Today, by using advanced technology, the most modern machines can confidently remove allergens ensuring a healthier laundry.

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Air Filters: How Important is the Air You Breathe?

25 November 2019

Air is one of the most fundamental requirements for life and air filters can be an excellent way to improve air quality, indoors and on the go.

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Why Are We Becoming More Allergic?

16 November 2019

Pollution, climate change, antibiotics, deficiency in vitamin D, sedentary lifestyle, hygiene hypothesis…what causes the rise of asthma and allergy rates?

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Best Air Purifiers for Babies in 2019

7 October 2019

Air pollution inside our houses can be quite detrimental for babies’ wellbeing, this is why a CERTIFIED air purifier is important.

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An asthma & allergy friendly® Home is a Healthier Home - A scientific article

An asthma & allergy friendly® Home is a Healthier Home – A scientific article

25 September 2019

A human could last up to 3-4 days without water and just 3-4 minutes without air, this is how important healthy air is to us.

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Sanitaire in Hotel Business – Fighting Allergens by Vacuuming

16 September 2019

Hotel magazine recommending to use CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products and especially the Sanitaire® EON™ ALLERGEN Commercial Upright Vacuum. 

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Indoor Air Quality In Schools

10 September 2019

The health effects of poor indoor air quality impact both students and their teachers so what are the key aspects for a healthier indoor air in schools?

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An asthma & allergy friendly® Home is a Healthier Home – A lifestyle article

22 August 2019

We spend most of our lives in our homes and many of us have realised that ensuring our homes are healthy is paramount to our general health.

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Stave Off Your Indoor Allergies This Summer

21 August 2019

Health US News recommends using Certified bedding scientifically tested by Allergy Standards to avoid indoor allergies during the summer.

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A Brief History of Allergies

8 August 2019

Allergies are the most common health problems affecting children in the US and more than 50 million Americans experience an allergy of some type each year.

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Reduce Asthma and Allergy Triggers Indoors

17 May 2019

Great article featuring the best recommendations from Asthma Canada to clean the air in your home and reduce potential irritants.

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Allergen Avoidance In The Home: Where Do The Allergens Come From?

Allergen avoidance in the home – Part 2: How to get rid of allergens?

3 January 2018

The second of a two-part article on the development of an allergy and asthma management plan for the home, controlling of exposure to allergens through their removal or treatment.

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Does My Teddy Bear Contain Nuts?

Does my teddy bear contain nuts?

20 October 2017

With the continuous information provided to consumers about the allergen content of their food, why is it that we don’t receive similar information about the allergen content of non-food product?

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Great learnings about advanced techniques in textile at IFAI Expo 2017

30 September 2017

ASL recently attended the IFAI Expo to learn about advanced techniques in textile testing, sourcing, and manufacturing.

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Textiles & Allergies. John McKeon at Textile Sourcing show seminar NYC 2017

Textiles & Allergies – A short review article

11 September 2017

Ahead of our attendance at day 2 of the New York Home Fashions Market September 2017 meeting I thought I would review a paper we produced some time back about textiles & allergies.

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Dr John McKeon and Neil Cooney

Meeting in Toronto with Enterprise Ireland

21 August 2017

On our recent trip to Canada to meet with certification clients, Dr. John McKeon took time out to meet with Neil Cooney, the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Ireland.

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Courtney Sunna, Dr. John McKeon & Michele Cassalia at the New York Textile Building

New York Home Fashions Market Spring 2017 Report

6 July 2017

From March 27 – March 30 the Certification & ASL Team went to New York to attend New York Home Fashions Market Spring 2017, meeting with clients, attending industry seminars and speaking with key retailers.

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Allergy Standards attend Closing ceremony of EAACI2017 and handover to EAACI2018

23 June 2017

ASL’s Dr. John McKeon and Dr. John Ryan joined 8000 other delegates at the highly informative congress, the largest event of its kind in the world.

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Allergy Standards Team to attend the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)

19 June 2017

Dr John McKeon And Dr John Ryan Will Be Attending EAACI Congress 2017 In Helsinki, Finland From 17-21 June 2017.

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Enterprise Ireland

Europe’s 3rd Largest Venture Capitalist Bets on American Growth

13 June 2017

Government agency, Enterprise Ireland, responsible for the development of Irish businesses in world markets and Europe’s third largest venture capital entity by deal count, is currently invested in 1,300 start-up and mature businesses, 700 of which operate in North America.

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Dr. John McKeon (left), Congressman Brendan Boyle (center) and Courtney Sunna (right)

Congressman Brendan Boyle Supports Resolution to Recognize May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

9 June 2017

Congressman Brendan Boyle, representing Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district, has expressed that he will support the designation of May as “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.”

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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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Certified Products Featured During Allergy Awareness Event

Certified Products Featured During Allergy Awareness Event

5 October 2016

Families had access to free samples from allergy-friendly businesses and learned all about the companies that offer certified asthma & allergy friendly™ products and services.

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The Winner Of Our National ‪Asthma‬ And ‪‎Allergy‬ Awareness Month ‬‬Tips Contest

And the Winner of Our National ‪Asthma‬ and ‪‎Allergy‬ Awareness Month ‬‬Tips Contest Is…

9 June 2016

Congratulations to the winner of our National ‪Asthma and ‪‎Allergy Awareness Month Tips Contest, Saundra B. from Centuria, WI! Her prize is a Dyson Pure Cool Link™ purifier, which is Certified asthma & allergy friendly™.

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