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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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Hand sanitizer

The Perils And Pitfalls of Hand Sanitizer

29 October 2020

Last week in Ireland, a brand of hand sanitizer was recalled as it does not comply with regulations governing the content and efficacy of such products. Some of the product contains methanol rather than ethanol. Prolonged use of such sanitizer may cause dermatitis, eye irritation, upper respiratory system irritation and headaches

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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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CERTIFIED asthma and allergy friendly merino wool

Merino wool can now be awarded the asthma and allergy friendly® Certification Mark

29 September 2020

Allergy Standards Ltd develops new standard for Merino Wool

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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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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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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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AAFA toolkit for schools

AAFA Publishes COVID-19 and Asthma Toolkit for Schools

15 July 2020

The COVID-19 and Asthma Toolkit for Schools is a comprehensive document covering all things related to asthma, from asthma management and prevention to its relation to COVID-19. By using this toolkit, schools will not only be creating a more asthma friendly environment but also will be helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The resource is a supplement to the current district, state and federal reopening guidelines and isn’t intended to replace those guidelines

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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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portable air condoner

Portable Air Conditioner – A Good Choice For A Healthy Home?

15 July 2020

This summer we are likely to spend more time in our homes than ever and with temperatures rising, it’s time to tackle any issues with our air conditioning. Living in a space that is too hot and sticky can be difficult. Tempers fray, sleep suffers, babies and small children get cranky. But its not just our mood that is impacted. Our health is effected too. Here’s some help if you are considering a portable air conditioner.

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Architect Magazine

Allergy Standards – Certifying Products for Healthier Interiors.

23 June 2020

Dr. John Ryan, Chief Strategy Officer at Allergy Standards in Archetech magazine discusses the value of third party certification and the responsibility on those in the building and design industry to prioritise health and wellbeing

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Certified pillows

10 questions to ask your Textile Buyer

29 May 2020

Being CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® gives a product an edge over its competitors in many ways. What is it exactly that makes an asthma & allergy friendly® textile stand out? Here are some useful questions and answers to make that advantage clear.

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Building Materials Certification and Healthy Indoor Air

11 May 2020

It is a common statistic when talking about the quality of indoor air, that we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors. The origin of that statistic was a study by the US Environmental Protection Agency back in 19891. The importance of this is the nature of the contained environment of the home; in the move towards greater environmental sustainability, homes have become more energy efficient and more tightly sealed. While this provides a better environmental impact, it also means that the air in the home does not become renewed through passage of fresh air.

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Indoor air quality webinar with John McKeon

EEBA Webinar with Dr. John McKeon:Designing for Health in the Home- The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

7 May 2020

This talk explores current and future healthy home trends with a focus on indoor air quality, whole house filtration and the importance of third party certification. IAQ is a key component in the healthy home and builders will benefit by a deeper understanding of how whole house filtration and other asthma and allergy friendly products can help them keep their business healthy.

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World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day

4 May 2020

World Asthma Day falls on the first Tuesday of May every year and gives us the opportunity to promote recognition, education and celebration of asthma awareness.

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Air Quality in Delhi

Air Quality in Delhi – A Threat to Lung Health

28 April 2020

The air quality in India has a huge impact on health. Indoor air quality and outdoor air quality play a role in the cause of asthma, COPD and TB

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Invisibility Cloaks and Air Purifiers: How Covid Will Change Cars

24 April 2020

Bloomberg article discusses the future of cars and car cabin air purifiers, citing Mercedes Benz as the first car manufacturers to install CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® car cabin filters. 

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wicked sheet CERTIFIED face mask

Should I Wear a Mask or Face Covering to Prevent Spreading COVID-19?

17 April 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends cloth face coverings when in public. These Wicked Sheets face masks are made from fabric that is CERTIFIED by the asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program which means they have been scientifically tested to provide an effective allergen barrier, tested for irritant chemicals and are ‘breathable’ for maximum user comfort.

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NBC News air purifier article

Best air purifiers of 2020, according to doctors and experts

15 April 2020

NBC News describes the differences between air filters, air cleaners and air purifiers and the benefits of having one in your home. The Dyson air purifier recommended in the article is CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly®

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LG Electronics Expands Unique Allergen-Reducing Home Appliance Portfolio

10 April 2020

LG announced their new washing machine featuring its most advanced TurboWash™ technologies yet and CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly®.

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best air purifiers to significantly improve indoor air quality- allergy standards

THE BEST AIR PURIFIERS TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY WHEN YOU’RE STUCK INSIDE 24/7

9 April 2020

John McKeon, MD, CEO of Allergy Standards, talks to Well+Good about good indoor air quality and its importance as part of a healthy home. Two of the three best air purifiers chosen by the author are CERTIFIED by Allergy Standards.

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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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