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Dr. John McKeon At The 2022 BOMA International Conference

20 June 2022

Commercial Real Estate plays a fundamental role in helping business owners create spaces which enable a healthy and engaged workforce. The 2022 BOMA International Conference marked the beginning of an exciting new era. Dr. John McKeon was joined by Rasha Hasaneen, Zach Flora and Supriya Murthy in a panel discussion moderated by Bill Sisson of WBCSD entitled ‘Healthy Buildings, Healthy People: Strategies for Employee Well-Being and Sustainable Business Growth’ and the discussion featured in Buildings.com

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New Car Cabin Air Quality Standard for Automotive Industry Launched by Allergy Standards

ASL Announce New Car Cabin Air Quality Standard for Automotive Industry and Participate In Automotive Testing Expo

16 June 2022

ASL’s participation in the Automotive Testing Expo in Stuttgart with lab partners SGS coincides with the official announcement of the new car cabin air quality standard for the automotive industry

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GBAC Symposium

Dr. John McKeon is Keynote Speaker at Inaugural GBAC Symposium

1 June 2022

The inaugural Global Biorisk Advisory Council Symposium will take place this August in Chicago and our CEO Dr John McKeon will be a keynote speaker.

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Knauf Insulation earns asthma & allergy friendly® certification

Knauf Insulation Earns First asthma & allergy friendly® Certification for Fiberglass Acoustic Panel

25 May 2022

We are delighted that this Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month we can announce that Knauf Insulation has earned the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification for its Performance+™ Acoustic Panel.

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Volvo Advanced Air Cleaner

Volvo Cars Advanced Air Cleaner System has been CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® by Allergy Standards Limited

19 May 2022

The Advanced Air Cleaner, part of the latest air purification technology available on new Volvo 90 and 60 series models has been CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® by Allergy Standards Limited (ASL)

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Vertilux Certification

Dr. John Ryan speaks at Vertilux celebratory event- a Grand Open House Event to mark its 40th Anniversary

7 April 2022

ASL CSO Dr.John Ryan was invited to speak at the Vertilux Grand Open House Event to mark its 40th Anniversary

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healthier indoor air

ASL host Industry Leaders to Highlight Healthier Indoor Environments at Gala Event attended by President Biden

29 March 2022

The annual Ireland Funds National Gala, offered Allergy Standards Ltd (ASL) a great opportunity to convene a “summit” of industry leaders to build on their shared mission of Healthier Indoor Environments.

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ConsultantLive: John McKeon, MD: Improving Indoor-Air Quality with Asthma-Friendly Products

Watch our CEO on ConsultantLive: Dr.John McKeon discusses the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program

28 February 2022

In this interview on ConsultantLive, Dr. John McKeon explains the importance of a whole-house approach to reducing asthma and allergy triggers and the aim of the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program which involves mitigating allergen exposure in a variety of household products.

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Dr. John McKeon at the 2022 AAAAI Annual Meeting

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program Participates in the 2022 AAAAI Annual General Meeting

28 February 2022

We are delighted to be participating in the annual conference of the AAAAI along with our partners in the asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program, AAFA. It’s always exciting to be involved in events such as this as it gives us a wonderful opportunity to contribute in a positive way to educating consumers on the importance of healthy indoor air. It’s also a valuable learning opportunity and a chance to meet with other leading organisations involved with the asthma and allergy community.

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Healthier Buildings Top of the Agenda at International Builders’ Show in Orlando

1 February 2022

Dr. John McKeon, CEO, and Dave Morrissey, CIO, of Allergy Standards Limited look forward to attending the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida taking place on February 8th – 10th 2022.

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Allergy Standards Limited Announces Successful Management Buyout

18 January 2022

Allergy Standards Limited has announced that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and company founder, Dr. John McKeon, and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Dr. John Ryan, have completed a management buyout of the business, backed by UK and Ireland based private debt and equity house Beechbrook Capital.

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Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Smart cleaning just got healthier as Allergy Standards Ltd (ASL) is excited to announce a new Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Standard

12 January 2022

ASL announces a new addition to its asthma & allergy friendly® standards portfolio: the Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Standard ASP:03-09/101.

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Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

New standard for Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

21 December 2021

We are announcing the development of a new certification standard for robotic vacuum cleaners

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GBAC and ASL Partnership Announcement

Allergy Standards Ltd announces Partnership with the Global Advisory Biorisk Council™

14 December 2021

ASL has announced their partnership with GBAC, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™, a division of ISSA, on a unique educational program.

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The ISSA Show North America

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program attends the ISSA North America Show

25 November 2021

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, jointly operated by Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) & the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), was thrilled to participate in the ISSA Show 2021 in Las Vegas.

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Renegade’s SWEAT-X Free and Clear Laundry Detergent

Renegade’s SWEAT-X Free and Clear Laundry Detergent earns coveted asthma & allergy friendly® certification

9 November 2021

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) has announced that Renegade’s SWEAT-X Free and Clear is the first laundry detergent to earn the asthma & allergy friendly® certification.

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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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Dr John McKeon at Cleaning Products

The Certification Program Takes the Stage at Cleaning Products US 2021

14 October 2021

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, which is jointly run by Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America was thrilled to join forces with the Cleaning Products US 2021 Conference that took place September 29 – 30, 2021 as both a key sponsor and participant.

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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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EEBA Plenary Session Dr. John McKeon

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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air as precious as water

Our Air is as Precious as Water

12 July 2021

An in-depth study into the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and the need for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) standards

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Healthy home CERTIFIED asthma and allergy friendly

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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The Washington Post

Certification Program Highlighted In The Washington Post

20 March 2021

Great to see the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program highlighted in The Washington Post. The author, Laura Daily, was tasked with finding out what is the best flooring for allergy sufferers and how consumers can really know what’s in the materials being used. 

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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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bedroom air quality

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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CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly vacuum cleaner

Electronic Equipment and Indoor Air Quality – The Importance of Certification

9 December 2020

Electronic equipment is fundamental to supporting a healthier indoor environment. From air cleaners to vacuum cleaners and air conditioners to dehumidifiers, these pieces of equipment can operate to clean, remove allergens and contribute to a comfortable indoor air environment. The certification of consumer products is an informative and essential way to communicate a range of functions and compliance characteristics.

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Keeping your skin safer – Textile Certification Programs

4 December 2020

The skin is the largest organ in the body and is the one that is most exposed to external factors. As a consumer it can be very difficult to know whether a textile has had a particular finish, and even more so to know what chemicals were used to deliver this finish. In order to provide consumers with a signpost for textiles that may be more suitable for them and the environment, a number of certification programs have been established

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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IRDG Design Thinking Conference

12 June 2020

At the core of design thinking is the user, the consumer, the human combined with an approach that requires empathy and an open mind

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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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allergy standards car filters

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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Trane® CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner Is the First Certified asthma & allergy friendly® Whole Home Air Cleaners Option

New Standard for Whole Home Air Cleaners

15 November 2017

Allergy Standards Ltd launch the development of a new certification standard for Whole Home Air Cleaners, also known as In-Duct Air Cleaners, to help consumers improve the overall “health” of their home.

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The growth of certification standards

The growth of certification standards – creating confusion or options?

7 November 2017

The challenge to an extent is not in having too many certification marks, but in identifying which certification marks you should trust and why.

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Dr John McKeon Stephanie Benedetto and Samanta Cortes on location at TexWorld USA 2017 in New York.

Podcast – Texworld USA featuring Dr. John McKeon

15 August 2017

Dr. John McKeon, CEO of Allergy Standards Ltd., joins Stephanie Benedetto and Samanta Cortes on location at TexWorld USA 2017 in New York.

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