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Spring US Trade Mission

An Exciting Spring US Trade Mission for ASL

22 February 2024

We are gearing up for an action-packed and inspiring Spring US Trade Mission, dedicated to promoting healthier indoor environments and recognizing industry leaders committed to the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program. From keynote speeches to prestigious awards, ASL is at the forefront of advocating for healthier living spaces.

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TISE 2024

Tarkett Home Showcases CERTIFIED Healthier Living Innovations at TISE 2024

26 January 2024

Among the standout contributors to healthier indoor living at TISE 2024 was Tarkett Home, with its CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® flooring.

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The Year Ahead: 2024 Strategic Calendar of Events

19 January 2024

We would love to share a list of some of the key strategic events on our radar for 2024, we believe the below are incredibly relevant and vitally important to our ultimate goal: to create a sustainable ‘One Health’ World, where healthy people live on a healthy planet.

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CES 2024

Wrapping Up an Insightful CES 2024

17 January 2024

Standing out from the crowd at CES 2024 were 3M and LG, both proudly displaying their CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products

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3M at CES 2024

3M at CES 2024 and its Commitment to Healthier Indoor Environments

17 January 2024

We were delighted to catch up with our client 3M at CES 2024, where its CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products were on proud display.

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CES 2024

A Closer Look at LG’s Health-Centric Innovations from CES 2024

16 January 2024

At LG’s impressive booth at CES 2024, Dr. John McKeon explored LG’s commitment to health-centric innovations.

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CES 2024

CES 2024: The Convergence of Smart Home Technology and Indoor Air Quality

15 January 2024

On the openng day of CES 2024, Dr. John McKeon updated us on the convergence smart home technology and indoor air quality

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ASHRAE241

ASHRAE Standard 241: Control of Infectious Aerosols – Understanding its impact for the Cleaning Industry

21 December 2023

For cleaning professionals and facilities management experts, embracing ASHRAE 241 alongside employing certified cleaning solutions acts as a significant commitment towards protecting public health and fostering healthier indoor environment

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3M at CES 2024 

A Decade of Success With Our Valued Client 3M Filtrete™ 

14 December 2023

A milestone anniversary in our client partnership journey with 3M Filtrete™  – CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® for 10 years!

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straight talk

Building Health and Wellness: An Episode of ‘Straight Talk’ from ISSA

6 December 2023

At ISSA North America 2023, Jeff Cross, Media Director with ISSA, caught up with ASL CEO Dr. John McKeon for an episode of their webcast ‘Straight Talk’

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healthier interiors

Flooring: A Healthier Indoor Environment from the Ground Up

5 December 2023

This Fall, Tarkett Home launched its High Street™ Luxury Vinyl Sheet Collection, specifically designed with Main Street in mind and it is CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly®

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FCW

Collaboration for Clean Air : A Feature in FCW

18 October 2023

‘Collaboration for Clean Air’, by Katie Batkin tells the story of a partnership that is much more than simply commercial, it is a collaboration to create and promote a built environment that has a positive impact on people.

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retrofit blog

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program – a Blog in Retrofit Magazine

27 September 2023

The latest issue of Retrofit Magazine features a blog by Anna O’Donovan on the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program

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indoor air quality standards

The Value of Indoor Air Quality Standards in Creating Healthier Homes

7 September 2023

Published in CEPro Magazine, this article written by Dr. Anna O’Donovan, describes how indoor air quality standards can make all the difference when choosing indoor air quality solutions for healthier homes

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allergens floors

Are Allergens Underfoot in Your Facility?- An Article by Jennifer Whelan

6 September 2023

Are Allergens Underfoot in Your Facility? An article by ASL COO Jenifer Whelan, featured in Cleaning and Maintenance Magazine

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Science lead

ASL Science Lead Gives Expert Advice

17 July 2023

When journalists are in need of an expert on indoor air quality they are increasingly turning to our Science Lead Dr. Gráinne Cunniffe

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National healthy homes month

National Healthy Homes Month: Creating a Safer Haven for All

27 June 2023

National Healthy Homes Month serves as a reminder of the vital role indoor air quality plays in our overall well-being. By understanding the impact of poor indoor environments and taking proactive measures to improve air quality, we can safeguard the health of our families.

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pollen screen

Embrace a Breath of Fresh Air with Window-Mounted Pollen Screens

8 June 2023

Pollen screens offer a plethora of benefits – they not only help reduce pollen indoors but also allow for natural ventilation, are energy efficient, versatile and convenient.

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Selfie seals

Selfie Seals – The Perils of Self-Certification

21 April 2023

In a market crowded by generic marketing jargon and claims, what can a genuine third party certification offer?

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trade shows

How Trade Shows Can Showcase their ESG Credentials

20 January 2023

The concept of ESG means striving to find a balance between economic results, transparency, social interests and the environment…how can Trade Shows achieve this?

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UN right to breathe clean air

The UN Right to Breathe Clean Air: An ESG Responsibility

20 December 2022

This generation demands sustainability and the prioritizing of health without the greenwashing and we are here to help

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ESG initiatives

Chemicals in Paint and the Importance of ESG Initiatives

14 November 2022

This generation demands sustainability and the prioritizing of health without the greenwashing and we are here to help

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The S in ESG does not stand for “Simple”

30 September 2022

A trip to New York Fall Market Week prompted our CIO Dave Morrissey to consider the S in ESG and why it is so often misunderstood

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Why regular laundry washing is important to maintain a healthy home environment

28 October 2021

Many people can be allergic to dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens that can build up in bedding, clothes, and other washable items at home. Taking care of these items by washing them regularly is a fundamental part of maintaining a healthy home environment.

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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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VOCs scientific article

Publication of ‘Colorimetric Sensing of Volatile Organic Compounds Produced from Heated Cooking Oils’

25 March 2021

Dr. Emer Duffy, Science Lead at Allergy Standards Ltd., is the lead author of the recently published, highly relevant paper entitled ‘Colorimetric Sensing of Volatile Organic Compounds Produced from Heated Cooking Oils’ which describes the use of a simple, cost-effective and easy-to-visualise method for the detection of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

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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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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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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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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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Chemicals in Textiles and the Health Implications

Chemicals in Textiles and the Health Implications

3 May 2018

We are constantly in contact with textiles in our environment and so safety and confidence in these products is vital. In this article, we talk about the dangerous chemicals and their health implications as well as the various ways to ensure that our clothes, bedding etc are free from dangerous chemicals.

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