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We Are Delighted to Announce That Master Paints Has Earned asthma & allergy friendly® Certification

12 June 2024

Master Paints Eco Pure Satin, Eco Pure Flat and Eco Pure Semi-Gloss paints meet strict standards for minimizing production of irritants and pollutants

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Design Days: Building Inclusive Futures

6 June 2024

At Design Days, Tarkett will host a series of educational sessions and panel discussions featuring leading voices from the design industry, including our CEO, Dr. John McKeon.

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Building Materials Matter: Strategies for Improved IAQ

4 June 2024

In this article published in FacilityManagement.com, Dr. Anna O’Donovan writes how facilities managers can have a profound impact on health through their choice of building materials that positively impact indoor air quality

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DESIGNING HEALTHY INTERIORS

Designing Healthy Interiors

29 February 2024

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Mark highlights how the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Mark acts as a trusted guide for designers who are seeking to answer the increasing consumer demand for designing healthy interiors.

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TIPS

TIPS Deep Dive Interview Series Focuses on Dr John McKeon

29 September 2023

TIPS Deep Dive interview series is all about the inventors, scientists, leaders and great minds behind promising innovations, ideas, and processes and this episode features our CEO Dr. John McKeon

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Healthy Spaces Podcast

“Vital Innovations”, a Healthy Spaces Podcast featuring Dr. John McKeon

9 August 2023

In this Healthy Spaces Podcast, Dr. John McKeon discusses the ways in which innovative technologies help make our built spaces healthier .

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Q&A with Tarkett

Tarkett’s Q&A with Dr. John McKeon: Good Science That Resonates with All

9 August 2023

In Tarkett’s Q&A, Dr. McKeon shares the founding story of Allergy Standards and how design thinking can empower people to lead healthier lives.

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Our CERTIFIED client Tarkett demonstrates its impressive ESG credentials

20 July 2023

In its recently published whitepaper, “Asthma, Allergies, and the Role of Social Equity”, Tarkett describes how to design products that support healthy indoor air quality by reducing the environmental triggers for those impacted by asthma and allergies

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ASL Helps Shape the Future of Healthy Buildings at NeoCon and Design Days 2023

16 June 2023

ASL had a hugely successful few days at NeoCon and Design Days 2023 in Chicago

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ASL to Share IAQ Expertise with the Design Industry at NeoCon and Design Days 2023

2 June 2023

We are looking forward to bringing our expertise in indoor air quality to NeoCon this month to help shape the built environment today and into the future.

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EAACI

ASL to Share New Research on Textile Flooring at EAACI Congress 2023

1 June 2023

ASL is excited to share the results of our new research on textile flooring at the EAACI Congress 2023

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asthma & allergy friendly® Certification is approved by USGBC LEED® Building Rating System

30 May 2023

We are delighted to announce that the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification is approved by the USGBC LEED® Building Rating System

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ASL at BAU 2023

ASL Bring Indoor Air Expertise to BAU 2023

25 April 2023

BAU 2023 was a great opportunity for ASL to bring their expertise in indoor air quality to Europe, meet new clients, and catch up with Tarkett at their busy booth

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ASL at Knauf Insulation NA Headquarters

22 February 2023

The ASL team has returned from the US after a hugely successful trade mission where they met with the Knauf Insulation Team at the Knauf Insulation NA Headquarters

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Healthy Homes

ALLERGY AND ASTHMA EXPERTS TALK HEALTHY HOMES

23 March 2022

Allergy and Asthma Experts Talk Healthy Homes: An Interview with Dr.John McKeon and Dave Morrissey

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Healthier Homes Awareness

Why Certified asthma & allergy friendly® Means Healthier Indoor Air for Everyone

1 November 2021

Healthier indoor air for everyone is a necessity if we want to prevent against disease and we believe CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products are the best choices available to help control and improve indoor air quality.

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Dr John McKeon and Tarkett Webinar

Webinar Hosted by Tarkett with Dr. John McKeon, Dhruv Raina and Roxane Spears

19 October 2021

In this webinar, Dr John McKeon will be joined by Roxane Spears ,Vice President Sustainability North America, Tarkett, Dhruv Raina Product Stewardship Director, Tarkett , to explore the impact building materials and indoor air quality (IAQ) can have on human health.

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Healthy Spaces Podcast

Dr. Emer Duffy and Healthy Spaces – A Podcast Series from Trane Technologies

11 October 2021

Dr. Emer Duffy, Science Lead at ASL has been invited to contribute to Healthy Spaces – A Podcast Series from Trane Technologies

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Dr. John McKeon at the EEBA 2021 High Performance Home Summit

15 September 2021

Dr. John McKeon, CEO of Allergy Standards, was delighted to present the plenary session of the EEBA 2021 High Performance Home Summit . The session was entitled ‘Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: How the pursuit of healthy buildings, that are good for people, planet, and profits, is the way forward for purpose-driven professionals’.

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Dr. John McKeon at 2021 Global Health And Wellness Summit

ASL and the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program at Greenbuild’s 2021 Global Health & Wellness Summit

10 September 2021

Dr. John McKeon , CEO of Allergy Standards, and the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program team were delighted to present at the 2021 Global Health & Wellness Summit, part of the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo.

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John McKeon at Greenbuild Expo

ASL and the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program at Greenbuild’s 2021 International Conference and Its Global Health & Wellness Summit

7 September 2021

Dr. John McKeon , CEO of Allergy Standards, and the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program team are delighted to be involved in the 2021 Greenbuild International Conference and its Global Health & Wellness Summit. 

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Dr. John McKeon will be Joined by Gord Cooke For Plenary Session at EEBA Summit 2021

31 August 2021

We are delighted to announce that the EEBA High Performance Home Summit 2021 is being opened by our CEO Dr. John McKeon. He will be joined by Gord Cooke, Professional Engineer and CEO of Construction Instruction, for a presentation entitled Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: How the pursuit of healthy buildings, that are good for people, planet, and profits, is the way forward for purpose-driven professionals.

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Healthy Indoors

Dr. John McKeon on Healthy Indoors Live

23 August 2021

Watch our CEO Dr John McKeon and President & CEO of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Kenneth Mendez, on Healthy Indoors Live with Bob Krell for a very interesting dive into the significant role a healthy indoor environment plays in our overall health & well-being.

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EEBA Webinar for Launch of ‘Healthier Homes Awareness For Building Professionals’ Now Available To View

23 April 2021

EEBA Webinar for Launch of Healthier Homes Awareness Program Now Available To View

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Mistakes Made When Building A Healthy Home

1 April 2021

Building a healthy home may seem complicated or even overwhelming but by breaking down the various aspects of a build, the task can be simplified. Firstly consider the material the building is made from, then how the home is decorated or finished, which also includes the ventilation, and finally what we bring into the building and how we maintain the building.

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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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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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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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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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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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A Brief History of Volatile Organic Compounds

2 October 2019

Did you know that the air filling your lungs can be heavily polluted with volatile organic compounds and actually a far cry from healthy?

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