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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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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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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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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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Why and how we certify flooring – a Q&A

20 June 2019

What is it that makes some flooring better for the indoor environment than others, and where do we draw the line to decide to certify a flooring product?

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

Allergen Avoidance in the Home – Part 1: Where do the Allergens Come From?

4 December 2017

The development of an allergy and asthma management plan is an important step in controlling exposure to allergens. But what kind of steps can be taken, and what kind of products should be used, or avoided?

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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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