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air as precious as water

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

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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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Fortune Business Insights

Fortune Business Insights™ Report And Allergy Standards

2 June 2021

This Fortune Business Insights™ report discusses the driving factors in the HVAC System market, highlighting the key industry player LG Electronics who have focussed on strengthening high end product sales and distribution by expanding their CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® portfolio.

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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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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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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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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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bedroom air quality

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.

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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

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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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design thinking

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.

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day

4 May 2020

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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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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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®.

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best air purifiers to significantly improve indoor air quality- allergy standards

THE BEST AIR PURIFIERS TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY WHEN YOU’RE STUCK INSIDE 24/7

9 April 2020

John McKeon, MD, CEO of Allergy Standards, talks to Well+Good about good indoor air quality and its importance as part of a healthy home. Two of the three best air purifiers chosen by the author are CERTIFIED by Allergy Standards.

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cleaning products and babies and asthma

Babies, Asthma and Household Cleaning Products- A Worrying New Link

5 March 2020

A recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has shown an association between use of household cleaning products in the first few months of a child’s life and risk of childhood wheeze and asthma at age 3. Basically the study is saying that the more often we use cleaning products in our homes when our kids are small, the more likely our children will have a wheeze or asthma later

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Great Wall Pollution

Air Quality In Beijing

19 February 2020

Beijing’s air quality hovers around the ‘unhealthy’ category for much of the year. The perfect storm of millions of cars, noxious fumes from factories and coal powered industry combines with the city’s geography : Beijing is built on a flat landscape and surrounded by mountains so if there is no wind to blow away the smog, it hangs over the city like a shroud

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It’s Our Air – Time To Take Responsibility

20 January 2020

We are aware and lucky enough to be educated on pollutants and allergens, toxins and poisons so that the indoor air quality in our homes promotes health and wellbeing. Large corporations have come to realise that the health of their employees directly effects their bottom line and that their reputation worldwide really matters.

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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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Allergy Standards in The Irish Times

21 June 2019

Great article in The Irish Times capturing the mission and vision of Allergy Standards and the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program.

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Reduce Asthma and Allergy Triggers Indoors Asthma Canada Allergy Standards

Reduce Asthma and Allergy Triggers Indoors

17 May 2019

Great article featuring the best recommendations from Asthma Canada to clean the air in your home and reduce potential irritants.

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Goop article with asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program

Article in Goop with Certification Program

8 May 2019

Great article in the famous lifestyle publication Goop founded by Gwyneth Paltrow with Director of Marketing for the Certification Program.

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Healthier Products for Christmas

Healthier Presents for Christmas

19 December 2017

As people care more and more about living in a healthier environment free from chemicals and allergens, it is important for manufacturers to adapt to the new demands of consumers.

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Michele Cassalia at the 2017 Trane Comfort Specialist Conference (TCS) in Washington DC

2017 Trane Comfort Specialist Conference

15 December 2017

On the 9th of November, Michele Cassalia joined one of the biggest annual Trane’s event, the 2017 Trane Comfort Specialist Conference (TCS) in Washington DC.

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Trane® CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner Is the First Certified asthma & allergy friendly® Whole Home Air Cleaners Option

New Standard for Whole Home Air Cleaners

15 November 2017

Allergy Standards Ltd launch the development of a new certification standard for Whole Home Air Cleaners, also known as In-Duct Air Cleaners, to help consumers improve the overall “health” of their home.

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Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

ASL’s Chief Strategy Officer attends the Greenbuild Conference and Expo

8 November 2017

This week, Dr. John Ryan, ASL’s Chief Strategy Officer will be attending the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston.

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Owens Corning Pure Saftey High Performance Insulation gets certified

Pure Safety Insulation Product from Owens Corning passes ASP:19-01/101 Certification Standard

7 February 2017

Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) today announced that the Pure Safety™ high performance insulation from Owens Corning have passed the relevant Certification Standards.

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