ASL and HFPA Partner to Deliver a Webinar Led by Dr. John McKeon
As May Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month draws to a close, we invite you to register for a webinar with HFPA and Dr John McKeon: The new Consumer Demand for a “Healthier Home”; and the opportunity for the Home Textiles Industry
AAFA Allergy Capitals Report: A Webinar hosted by Allergy Standards
In this webinar hosted by Allergy Standards, Kenny Mendez, President and CEO of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, will discuss the significance of the 2023 Allergy Capitals Report and how it relates to the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program
A Testimonial from Sijo, the Luxe Bedding Company
In this video ASL Director of Marketing, Vikki Keenan, talks to Elise Sabak of Sijo, the luxe bedding company, about their asthma & allergy friendly® certification
In Conversation: Rabbit Air and ASL Discuss the Merits of Certification
In this video ASL Director of Marketing, Vikki Keenan, talks to Rabbit Air’s Tamina O’Brien about their asthma & allergy friendly® certification and what it adds to their products
Cleaning for Air Quality: An ISSA webinar with Dr. John McKeon
In this webinar presented by ISSA, our CEO Dr. John McKeon will focus on practical tips and cutting-edge systems to support healthy indoor air quality for facility executives
ASL Talks to the IAQS About How to Create a #OneHealth World
Our CEO Dr. John McKeon recently delivered a presentation to the IAQS on how ASL, through its certification, its standards and its academy, hopes to create a #OneHealth world, where healthy people live on a healthy planet.
ASL Looks Forward to the 2023 AAAAI Annual General Meeting
The 2023 AAAAI Annual Meeting is an important date in the ASL diary: it highlights our role as a bridge that connects the building community with the medical community
Allergy Standards to Attend FILTECH 2023, the World’s Largest Filtration Show where Healthy Indoor Air Will Dominate the Agenda
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
“What We’re Doing Matters”- A Testimonial from Tarkett
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
Key Takeaways from ISSA 2022
The key themes of ESG, UN Sustainability Development Goals, Education and Training are ones that are close to our hearts at ASL
Dr. John McKeon will speak at ISSA Show 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
Indoor Air: A Change In Perception
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.
Dr. John Ryan to speak at Cleaning Products US
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
New York Home Fashion Market Week 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
ESG – A Dominant Theme in ASL’s Recent Events
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
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
The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program Participates in the 2022 AAAAI Annual General Meeting
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.
Healthier Buildings Top of the Agenda at International Builders’ Show in Orlando
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.
Smart cleaning just got healthier as Allergy Standards Ltd (ASL) is excited to announce a new Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Standard
ASL announces a new addition to its asthma & allergy friendly® standards portfolio: the Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Standard ASP:03-09/101.
Allergy Standards Ltd announces Partnership with the Global Advisory Biorisk Council™
ASL has announced their partnership with GBAC, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™, a division of ISSA, on a unique educational program.
The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program attends the ISSA North America Show
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 earns coveted asthma & allergy friendly® certification
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.
Why regular laundry washing is important to maintain a healthy home environment
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.
Webinar Hosted by Tarkett with Dr. John McKeon, Dhruv Raina and Roxane Spears
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.
The Certification Program Takes the Stage at Cleaning Products US 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.
Dr. Emer Duffy and Healthy Spaces – A Podcast Series from Trane Technologies
Dr. Emer Duffy, Science Lead at ASL has been invited to contribute to Healthy Spaces – A Podcast Series from Trane Technologies
Dr. John McKeon at the EEBA 2021 High Performance Home Summit
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’.
ASL and the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program at Greenbuild’s 2021 Global Health & Wellness Summit
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.
ASL and the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program at Greenbuild’s 2021 International Conference and Its Global Health & Wellness Summit
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.
Dr. John McKeon will be Joined by Gord Cooke For Plenary Session at EEBA Summit 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.
Dr. John McKeon on Healthy Indoors Live
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.
Our Air is as Precious as Water
An in-depth study into the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and the need for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) standards
Publication of ‘Colorimetric Sensing of Volatile Organic Compounds Produced from Heated Cooking Oils’
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).
Electronic Equipment and Indoor Air Quality – The Importance of Certification
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.
Building Materials Certification and Healthy Indoor Air
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.
Antimicrobials in textiles – what you need to know!
The global textile sector is enormous; in 2018 the value of the US textile sector was $78 billion and employed over 550,000 workers1. In 2017 China produced 79 billion metres of cloth2; that’s enough to go to the moon and back 100 times!
Textiles and clothes are a fundamental part of our everyday life however they also provide an excellent material for micro-organisms to grow on. Measures to prevent microbial growth on textiles and fabrics dates back to Egyptian times when mummy wraps were preserved using herbs and spices3. Since then bamboo has been used in housing structures and design in China and in World War II a range of chemicals were used to impart antimicrobial activity to tents, tarpaulins and truck covers4. Prevention of microbial attack is essential for durability of the textile, in addition to potential use in prevention of transmission of disease.
Why and how we certify in-car cabin filters – a Q&A
What is it that makes some in-car cabin air filters better for the indoor environment than others, and where do we draw the line to decide to certify them?
Air Filters: How Important is the Air You Breathe?
Air is one of the most fundamental requirements for life and air filters can be an excellent way to improve air quality, indoors and on the go.
Why and how we certify HVAC and furnace filters – a Q&A
What is it that makes some HVAC and furnace filters better for the indoor environment than others, and where do we draw the line to decide to certify an air filter?
Why and how we certify air cleaners – a Q&A
What is it that makes some air cleaners better for the indoor environment than others, and where do we draw the line to decide to certify an air cleaner?
Why and how we certify vacuum cleaners – a Q&A
What is it that makes some vacuum cleaners better for the indoor environment than others, and where do we draw the line to decide to certify a vacuum cleaner?
An asthma & allergy friendly® Home is a Healthier Home – A scientific article
A human could last up to 3-4 days without water and just 3-4 minutes without air, this is how important healthy air is to us.
Why and how we certify washing machines – a Q&A
What is it that makes some washing machine better for the indoor environment than others, and where do we draw the line to decide to certify a washing machine?
Why and how we certify bedding – a Q&A
What is it that makes some bedding better for the indoor environment than others, and where do we draw the line to decide to certify a bedding product?
What is an appropriate and effective filtration technology for a healthy indoor environment?
Selecting the right air cleaning solution with the appropriate effective filtration technology is essential for a healthier indoor air in your home.
Why and how we certify fiberglass insulation – a Q&A
What is it that makes some insulation better for the indoor environment than others, and where do we draw the line to decide to certify insulation?
Why and how we certify flooring – a Q&A
What is it that makes some flooring better for the indoor environment than others, and where do we draw the line to decide to certify a flooring product?