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indoor air quality and paint

Focus on architectural: Indoor air quality and paint

10 April 2024

In this article published in the PPCJ, Jennifer Whelan COO at ASL, discusses how paint manufacturers have used the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program to tackle the issue of paint chemicals and their impact on those with respiratory issues.

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IFMA

CERTIFIED products highlighted in IFMA magazine

3 April 2024

An article in IFMA: How Climate Change Impacts Our Buildings and the People Inside—and Design Choices That Can Help

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True Value

True Value’s Press Release: TV Receives International Award for High-Quality Paint Line

25 March 2024

True Value Company has received the inaugural “ESG and Community Award” from ASL, recognizing its dedication to community wellbeing

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healthier future

Uniting for a Healthier Future on St. Patrick’s Day

22 March 2024

At the Enterprise Ireland lunch, ASL hosted a table and brought together a mix of representatives advocating for a healthier future

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AAFA’s Allergy Capitals Report 2024

14 March 2024

This year signifies a notable milestone for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) with the release of the latest edition of their Allergy Capitals Report. For more than two decades since its establishment in 2003, this annual report has been key in identifying and managing seasonal allergies, which impact over 100 million Americans.

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sleep awareness week

Sleep Awareness Week: Unlocking the Secrets of Quality Sleep

14 March 2024

As we round out another Sleep Awareness Week, we want to take a few minutes to recognise the profound impact of sleep on our overall health and wellbeing, and how by prioritizing a healthy sleep environment, with a focus on bedding, we can unlock the secrets to quality, restorative rest.

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innovation

asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program Honors Clients for Commitment to Innovation

6 March 2024

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, which helps consumers identify products more suitable for people with asthma and allergies, has recognized the dedication and innovation of several of the Program’s CERTIFIED clients.

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LG

Smart Connected Healthier Homes Award for LG at Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

5 March 2024

Our Certification Program ‘Awards Season’ has come to an end, with the final award going to LG at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center

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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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Rabbit Air: Championing Healthier Communities

Rabbit Air: Championing Healthier Communities Through Innovation and Commitment

27 February 2024

At the recent AAAAI Annual Meeting, it was with great pleasure that we honored Rabbit Air, a longstanding client, with an award from the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program—the “Supporting Healthier Communities Award.”

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True Value

ESG and Community Award : Celebrating True Value’s Dedication to Health and Community

26 February 2024

Amidst a backdrop of celebration and recognition, True Value emerged as the deserving recipient of our inaugural “ESG and Community Award.”

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AAAAI 2024 Highlights

Innovating Health Solutions: AAAAI 2024 Highlights

25 February 2024

Our busy Healthy Home booth with client donations, and exciting award ceremonies were among our AAAAI 2024 highlights in Washington DC

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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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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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Client Town Hall

Mid Year Client Town Hall

4 August 2023

It was with great pleasure that we held our inaugural client town hall to bring together our valued clients for a fireside chat

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Tarkett

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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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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arbOUR Products

arbOUR Products Earns asthma & allergy friendly® Certification for its Free+Clear Laundry Detergent

10 May 2023

We are delighted to announce that arbOUR Products Free+Clear Laundry Detergent has been CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly®

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Asthma and allergy awareness month

May Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

26 April 2023

At Allergy Standards we are busy supporting our CERTIFIED clients this May so they are informed, educated and ready to raise awareness for the over 100 million people in the U.S. with asthma or allergies

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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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Filtech

Allergy Standards to Attend FILTECH 2023, the World’s Largest Filtration Show where Healthy Indoor Air Will Dominate the Agenda

9 February 2023

ASL is proud to announce its participation as attendees at FILTECH 2023, the largest and most important filtration show in the world. With over 440 exhibitors and a major international conference, FILTECH 2023 is a must-attend event for those in the filtration industry

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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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Pegasus

Pegasus Home Fashions Launches Beautyrest® CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® Collection

14 December 2022

We are delighted to announce that Pegasus Home Fashions has launched its Beautyrest® CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® Collection

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soft flooring standard

Tarkett Announces that Powerbond® RS flooring is CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly®

12 December 2022

We are delighted that Tarkett has announced that Powerbond® RS flooring is CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly®

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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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indoor Air

Indoor Air: A Change In Perception

27 September 2022

The first in-person Cleaning Products US Conference since 2019 will happen this month and its return is widely welcomed in the industry. In this article we look at what has changed in the industry since the pandemic and how people have become more air aware.

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ClevaMama

Allergy Standards Ltd Certifies ClevaMama Products

13 September 2022

We are delighted to announce that ClevaMama brand ClevaFoam Pillow and Pod have been awarded asthma & allergy friendly® Certification

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SIJO CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly®

SIJO earns asthma & allergy friendly® certification for bedding collection

23 August 2022

We are delighted to announce that SIJO’s AiryWeight™ Eucalyptus Textiles Collection has earned asthma & allergy friendly® certification.

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ESG Awards

ESG – A Dominant Theme in ASL’s Recent Events

8 July 2022

In a busy period of diverse events for ASL there was a dominant theme apparent: ESG

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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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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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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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