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coronavirus vs. flu

How Can I Tell the Difference Between the Coronavirus, the Flu, a Cold or Seasonal Allergies?

26 March 2020

How Can I Tell the Difference Between the Coronavirus, the Flu, a Cold or Seasonal Allergies?

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certification and labelling

Standards, third party certification, labels you can trust….why do they matter?

20 March 2020

As more and more countries are infected by coronavirus, we can learn from the experiences of others first affected, both from their successful actions and their failures. We can put measures and processes in place to help us stay safe. By learning from our mistakes we can set guidelines and protocols. One thing this health crisis has highlighted is the need and importance of such safety measures. In particular, standards, trusted labels and third party certification. 

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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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cleaning products and babies and asthma

Babies, Asthma and Household Cleaning Products- A Worrying New Link

5 March 2020

A recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has shown an association between use of household cleaning products in the first few months of a child’s life and risk of childhood wheeze and asthma at age 3. Basically the study is saying that the more often we use cleaning products in our homes when our kids are small, the more likely our children will have a wheeze or asthma later

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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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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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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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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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A Brief History of Asthma

8 July 2019

Our warmer, tighter homes as well as the lack of circulation of fresh air from outdoors and VOCs off gassing in our modern homes can trigger asthma.

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Reduce Asthma and Allergy Triggers Indoors Asthma Canada Allergy Standards

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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The Industrial Fabrics Association International or IFAI Expo 2017 show floor

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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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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EAACI 2018 Allergy Standards

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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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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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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