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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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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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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

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.

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


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 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: 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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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 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®

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 – 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?


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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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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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


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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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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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


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: 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.


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

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 – 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


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

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.


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.

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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Is it Time to Invest In a Robot Vacuum Cleaner?

21 December 2021

The dishwasher, the washing machine the tumble dryer…just some of the automated appliances that have changed our lives. No longer are we required to spend large swathes of our precious time washing and drying dishes and clothes. Vacuuming, however, is still one job that most of us must fit into our busy lives. But could that be changing? Or should we stick with the traditional vacuum cleaner?

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 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.

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.

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.


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.

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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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

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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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).

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. 


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.


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

indoor air quality

10 Reasons Why Indoor Air Quality Is So Relevant Right Now

9 February 2021

Indoor air quality is in the News. What has been a longstanding health issue has hit the spotlight. Due to a number of issues and events occurring over recent times, the air we breathe in our homes and workspaces is becoming visible.

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How Design Thinking and Empathic Listening can Improve your Relationship with your Client

2 February 2021

Design thinking and empathic listening may be some of the most valuable tools you will ever use. Simply put, design thinking is a process for creative problem solving. It is a non-linear, iterative process that focuses on the user, challenges any biased assumptions, aims to redefine problems from the users point of view and subsequently arrives at innovative solutions.

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

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


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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Portable Air Conditioner – A Good Choice For A Healthy Home?

15 July 2020

This summer we are likely to spend more time in our homes than ever and with temperatures rising, it’s time to tackle any issues with our air conditioning. Living in a space that is too hot and sticky can be difficult. Tempers fray, sleep suffers, babies and small children get cranky. But its not just our mood that is impacted. Our health is effected too. Here’s some help if you are considering a portable air conditioner.

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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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.


LG Electronics Expands Unique Allergen-Reducing Home Appliance Portfolio

10 April 2020

LG announced their new washing machine featuring its most advanced TurboWash™ technologies yet and CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly®.