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Testimonial from Tarkett

“What We’re Doing Matters”- A Testimonial from Tarkett

20 October 2022

Dr. John McKeon chats to Roxane Spears, Tarkett’s Vice President Sustainability North America, about how the asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program helps Tarkett win in the market place

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ISSA Show 2022

Key Takeaways from ISSA 2022

14 October 2022

The key themes of ESG, UN Sustainability Development Goals, Education and Training are ones that are close to our hearts at ASL

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ISSA Show 2022

Dr. John McKeon will speak at ISSA Show 2022

3 October 2022

According to the ISSA, pursuing accreditation, training, and certification helps further evolve the cleaning industry. At the ISSA Show next week, Dr. John McKeon will address this in relation to managing the air we breathe indoors

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Fall Market Week

A Look Back at Fall Market Week

26 September 2022

A whirlwind visit to NewYork Fall Market Week demonstrated to ASL how the textile industry is thriving and we were delighted to be involved

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Dr. John Ryan to speak at Cleaning Products US

21 September 2022

Our CSO, Dr. John Ryan, is travelling to Washington DC next week to speak at the first in-person Cleaning Products US Conference since 2019

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Trailblazers & Titans

ASL will attend the celebratory Trailblazers & Titans Gala and sponsor the scholarship program

14 September 2022

Next week ASL will attend the celebratory Trailblazers & Titans Gala, co-hosted by the Home Fashions Product Association (HFPA) and Home Textiles Today (HTT) and will sponsor the HFPA scholarship program

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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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New York Home Fashion Market Week

New York Home Fashion Market Week 2022

12 September 2022

NY Market Week is on the horizon and we are looking forward to a busy week catching up with existing clients, meeting potential new clients and of course the Trailblazers & Titans event that we are so proud to sponsor

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GBAC and ASL

GBAC and Allergy Standards Limited Commit to Advancing Indoor Air Quality Knowledge

7 September 2022

Fresh off the heels of the inaugural GBAC Symposium on Air Considerations, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) have announced the formation of an educational working group focused on indoor air quality (IAQ) in the built environment.

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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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Tarkett CERTIFIED

CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® iQ® Granit™ and iQ® Eminent™ Collections from Tarkett show dedication to improving indoor air quality

16 August 2022

A worldwide leader in sustainable and innovative flooring solutions, Tarkett North America has refreshed and expanded its CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® iQ® Granit™ collection and introduced the coordinating iQ® Eminent™ collection within their high-performance homogeneous vinyl sheet and tile products

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GBAC partners with ASL

GBAC Partners with Allergy Standards Limited

12 July 2022

The announcement that we have partnered with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA-The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association to create a curriculum designed to help businesses improve indoor air quality (IAQ) was made today.

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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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world asthma day

World Asthma Day

3 May 2022

World Asthma Day falls on the first Tuesday of May every year and gives us the opportunity to promote recognition, education and celebration of asthma awareness.

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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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CSR Report

ASL and the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program Feature In Tarkett’s CSR Report

24 March 2022

Tarkett has released its 2021 CSR Report and it features ASL and the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program

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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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International Builders' Show S

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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Well+Good Tracking Home Health

You’ll Start Tracking Home Health Like You Track Heart Health; Dr. John McKeon tells Well+Good Why

16 December 2021

Dr. John McKeon, CEO of Allergy Standards, gives expert advice on tracking home health and why it makes perfect sense

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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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NBC News consults Dr John McKeon

NBC News Consults Dr. John McKeon

14 October 2021

In this NBC News article, digital editorial intern for Select, Zoe Malin seeks expert advice from ASL CEO, Dr. John McKeon, on indoor air quality and air cleaners.

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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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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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NBC News Dr. John McKeon

NBC News Article and Allergy Standards CEO Dr. John McKeon

13 August 2021

In this NBC News article, our CEO Dr. John McKeon explains the difference between air filters, air cleaners and air purifiers. He also offers tips on  some good home habits that can be adopted to help improve indoor air quality.

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Well+Good

Dr. John McKeon Gives Well+Good Advice on Indoor Air during the Hot Weather

6 July 2021

In this article, Allergy Standards CEO Dr. John McKeon gives top tips on how to take care of your indoor environment this summer.

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Air Purifiers

Well+Good Consults Dr. John McKeon About Air Purifiers

18 June 2021

Well+Good Consults Dr. John McKeon About Air Purifiers

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Well + Good Article Features Dr. John McKeon

2 June 2021

In this Well+Good article, John gives valuable advice on the mechanics of window air conditioners.

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Launch of Healthy homes awareness

EEBA Webinar for Launch of ‘Healthier Homes Awareness For Building Professionals’ Now Available To View

23 April 2021

EEBA Webinar for Launch of Healthier Homes Awareness Program Now Available To View

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NBC News

NBC News and Allergy Standards

20 March 2021

When NBC News need expert advice they go to Allergy Standard CEO Dr. John McKeon. In this article , John explains the the different technologies  that may be used in air purifiers and how and why noise is created when they are running.

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CERTIFIED Pure Safety® µhigh Performance Insulation

CERTIFIED Pure Safety® High Performance Insulation from Owens Corning has received the 2021 “Green Innovation of the Year Award”

9 March 2021

CERTIFIED Pure Safety® High Performance Insulation from Owens Corning has received the 2021 “Green Innovation of the Year Award”

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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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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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Indoor Air Quality Webinar Tarkett

Allergy Standards Ltd Kicks Off Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month with Keynote Role at Premiere Industry Event Hosted by Certified Flooring Partner Tarkett

7 October 2020

Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) is pleased to announce their participation in Tarkett’s Learn.Give.Breathe Event taking place virtually on October 7th where Allergy Standards Limited CEO, Dr. John McKeon will serve as a keynote speaker conveying powerful insights about the heightened importance of Indoor Air Quality, triggers of Indoor Air Pollution, and how to create a healthy home environment through building materials, best practices, and beyond. Not only is Tarkett a CERTIFIED flooring partner of the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program but their company mission is also fully aligned with the Program, as their goal is to create healthier homes through offering flooring materials that allow individuals to make better purchasing decisions to improve their Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).

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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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AAFA toolkit for schools

AAFA Publishes COVID-19 and Asthma Toolkit for Schools

15 July 2020

The COVID-19 and Asthma Toolkit for Schools is a comprehensive document covering all things related to asthma, from asthma management and prevention to its relation to COVID-19. By using this toolkit, schools will not only be creating a more asthma friendly environment but also will be helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The resource is a supplement to the current district, state and federal reopening guidelines and isn’t intended to replace those guidelines

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portable air condoner

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.

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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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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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Indoor air quality webinar with John McKeon

EEBA Webinar with Dr. John McKeon:Designing for Health in the Home- The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

7 May 2020

This talk explores current and future healthy home trends with a focus on indoor air quality, whole house filtration and the importance of third party certification. IAQ is a key component in the healthy home and builders will benefit by a deeper understanding of how whole house filtration and other asthma and allergy friendly products can help them keep their business healthy.

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Air Quality in Delhi

Air Quality in Delhi – A Threat to Lung Health

28 April 2020

The air quality in India has a huge impact on health. Indoor air quality and outdoor air quality play a role in the cause of asthma, COPD and TB

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certification and labelling

Standards, third party certification, labels you can trust….why do they matter?

20 March 2020

As more and more countries are infected by coronavirus, we can learn from the experiences of others first affected, both from their successful actions and their failures. We can put measures and processes in place to help us stay safe. By learning from our mistakes we can set guidelines and protocols. One thing this health crisis has highlighted is the need and importance of such safety measures. In particular, standards, trusted labels and third party certification. 

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