The Science Behind the Certification

The Science Behind the Certification 2018-07-27T08:40:16+00:00

Backed by Science

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program is supported by scientifically designed testing protocols and rigorously enforced testing procedures.

All products in our program are independently tested by certified laboratories, meeting strict criteria and enabling consumers to make informed purchasing decisions.

Certification Standards

The complete list of standards developed by ASL to test and certify products as asthma & allergy friendly®

01: Toy Standard
01-01: Stuffed 2018-01-19T14:58:54+00:00

Stuffed Toy products that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the Toy Certification Standard ASP:01:01

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Stuffed Toys for likely exposure to allergenic and irritant materials both at the time of purchase and thereafter when in use.

Samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate that the particular Stuffed Toy line meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® certification standard.

Stuffed Toys must firstly comply with national safety legislation for style and age range in the countries where they are sold. Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) then subjects the Stuffed Toys to further material tests to ensure that the toys do not have properties that are likely to irritate both asthma and allergy symptoms in susceptible people.

In order to maintain the safety and health of the child all styles / designs are subjected to the additional test protocols including tests for textile processing and finishing chemicals suspected or known to have a potential to cause allergic or irritant reactions in susceptible people. Within the testing protocols ASL specifies the maximum content of these chemicals and dyes allowed in the toy.

The limits specified are based on present knowledge and scientific research into the safety of chemicals used in the Stuffed Toy and textile industry. Because research is ongoing these limits will be kept under continuing review.

Allergen accumulating within the Stuffed Toy must be removable by laundering in a washing machine. The rate of house dust mite allergen accumulation in a Stuffed Toy item under defined conditions must be determined. Before and after the recommended repeated laundering procedures, Stuffed Toys must meet or exceed the most stringent applicable international legal restrictions / directive standards for quality and safety.

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® Stuffed Toys are associated with a unique certification code.

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02: Bedding
02-01: Pillow 2017-12-21T10:04:48+00:00

Pillow products that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:02:01 Pillow Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilises an algorithm of proprietary and recognised scientific techniques to assess Pillows for likely exposure to allergenic and irritant materials, both at the time of purchase and thereafter when in use. Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular Pillow meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:02:01 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Ltd (ASL) subjects the Pillow to both physical and chemical testing to ensure that the Pillow does not have properties that is likely to irritate both asthma and allergy symptoms in susceptible people:

  1. The outer encasing, an integral component of the Pillow, must provide an effective barrier to the passage of allergen
  2. Allergen accumulating on the outer surface of the Pillow must be removable by the recommended eradication techniques at stipulated intervals
  3. The Pillow must have the ability to withstand the recommended eradication techniques at the indicated frequency
  4. The outer fabric of the Pillow must be ‘breathable’ in order to ensure user comfort
  5. The Pillow must not contain chemicals known to trigger allergenic or irritant responses when present above certification levels.

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® Pillows are associated with a unique certification code.

02-02: Pillow Encasing Standard 2017-12-14T12:44:17+00:00

Pillow Encasings that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:02:02 Pillow Encasing Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Pillow Encasings for likely exposure to allergenic and irritant materials, both at the time of purchase and thereafter when in use. Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular Pillow Encasing meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:02:02 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Ltd (ASL) subjects the Pillow Encasing to both physical and chemical testing to ensure that the Pillow Encasing does not have properties that is likely to irritate both asthma and allergy symptoms in susceptible people:

  1. The Pillow Encasing must provide an effective barrier to the passage of allergen
  2. Allergen accumulating on the outer surface of the Pillow Encasing must be removable by the recommended eradication techniques at stipulated intervals
  3. The Pillow Encasing must have the ability to withstand the recommended eradication techniques at the indicated frequency
  4. The fabric of the Pillow Encasing must be ‘breathable’ in order to ensure user comfort
  5. The Pillow Encasing must not contain chemicals known to trigger allergenic or irritant responses when present above Certification levels.

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® Pillow Encasings are associated with a unique certification code.

02-03: Duvet 2018-02-03T16:09:27+00:00

Comforters that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:02:03 Comforter Item Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Comforters for likely exposure to allergenic and irritant materials, both at the time of
purchase and thereafter when in use. Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular Comforter meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:02:03 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Ltd (ASL) subjects the Comforter to both physical and chemical testing to ensure that the Comforter does not have properties that are likely to irritate both asthma and allergy symptoms in susceptible people:

  1. The outer encasing, an integral component of the Comforter, must provide an effective barrier to the passage of allergen
  2. Allergen accumulating on the outer surface of the Comforter must be removable by the recommended eradication techniques at stipulated intervals
  3. The Comforter must have the ability to withstand the recommended eradication techniques at the indicated frequency
  4. The outer fabric of the Comforter must be ‘breathable’ in order to ensure user comfort
  5. The Comforter must not contain chemicals known to trigger allergenic or irritant responses when present above Certification levels.

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® Comforter are associated with a unique certification code.

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02-05: Mattress Encasing 2017-12-15T10:53:44+00:00

Mattress Encasings that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:02:05 Mattress Encasing Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Mattress Encasings for likely exposure to allergenic and irritant materials, both at the time of purchase and thereafter when in use. Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular Mattress Encasing meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:02:05 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Ltd (ASL) subjects the Mattress Encasing to both physical and chemical testing to ensure that the Mattress Encasing does not have properties that is likely to irritate both asthma and allergy symptoms in susceptible people:

  1. The Mattress Encasing must provide an effective barrier to the passage of allergen
  2. Allergen accumulating on the outer surface of the Mattress Encasing must be removable bythe recommended eradication techniques at stipulated intervals
  3. The Mattress Encasing must have the ability to withstand the recommended eradication techniques at the indicated frequency
  4. The fabric of the Mattress Encasing must be ‘breathable’ in order to ensure user comfort
  5. The Mattress Encasing must not contain chemicals known to trigger allergenic or irritant responses when present above Certification levels.

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® Mattress Encasings are associated with a unique certification code.

02-07: Flat Sheet 2018-02-05T15:46:36+00:00

Sheets certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested according to the ASP:02-07 Sheet Certification Standard. The certification process uses an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess sheets for likely exposure to allergenic and irritant materials, both at the time of purchase and thereafter when the sheet is in use. Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular sheet meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:02-07 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Limited subjects sheets to physical and chemical testing to ensure that the sheet is not associated with properties that are likely to irritate asthma and/or allergy symptoms in susceptible individuals.

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Mark is awarded to those sheet products that have been scientifically demonstrated to contribute to the goal of allergen reduction.

The sheet standard includes the following principles:

  1. The sheet must be an effective barrier to the passage of allergen
  2. Allergen accumulating on the outer surface of the sheet must be removable by the recommended eradication techniques at stipulated intervals
  3. The sheet must have the ability to withstand the recommended eradication techniques at the indicated frequency
  4. The sheet fabric must be “breathable” to ensure user comfort
  5. The sheet must not contain chemicals known to trigger allergenic or irritant responses when present above Certification levels
  6. Sheets are not sufficient allergen barriers alone, but can be certified when used in conjunction with an asthma & allergy friendly® Certified Mattress Encasement or Mattress Cover.

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® sheets carry a unique certification code.

02-12: Partial Mattress Pad 2018-02-05T15:49:00+00:00

Mattress covers that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested according to ASP:02- 12 Mattress Cover Certification Standard.

The certification process uses an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess mattress covers for likely exposure to allergenic and irritant materials, both at the time of purchase and thereafter when in use. Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular Mattress Cover meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:02-12 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Limited subjects the mattress covers to both physical and chemical testing to ensure that the mattress cover does not have properties that are likely to irritate both asthma and allergy symptoms in susceptible people:

  1. The mattress cover must provide an effective barrier to the passage of allergen.
  2. Allergen accumulating on the outer surface of the mattress cover must be removable by washing in a domestic washing machine.
  3. The rate of house dust mite allergen accumulation in a mattress cover under defined conditions must be determined.
  4. The mattress cover must have the ability to withstand washing in a domestic washing machine at the indicated frequency.
  5. The fabric of the mattress cover must allow adequate water vapor transmission to ensure user comfort.
  6. The mattress cover must not contain chemicals above Certification levels known to trigger allergenic or irritant responses when present.

 

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® Mattress Covers carry a unique certification code.

02-15: Mattress 2018-02-03T16:13:38+00:00

Mattresses that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested according to the ASP:02- 15/101 Mattress Certification Standard.

The certification process uses an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess mattresses for likely exposure to allergenic and irritant materials, both at the time of purchase and thereafter when the mattress is in use. Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular mattress meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:02-15/101 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Limited subjects mattresses to physical and chemical testing to ensure that the mattress does not have properties that are likely to irritate asthma and allergy symptoms in susceptible people.

The asthma & allergy friendly® certification mark is awarded to those mattresses that have been scientifically demonstrated to contribute to the goal of allergen reduction.

The mattress standard includes the following principles:

  1. The mattress must incorporate a layer that acts as an effective barrier to the passage of allergen into the mattress
  2. Allergen accumulating on the outer surface of the mattress must be removable by the recommended eradication techniques at stipulated intervals
  3. The mattress must have the ability to withstand the recommended eradication techniques at the indicated frequency
  4. The barrier fabric of the mattress must be ‘breathable’ to ensure user comfort
  5. The mattress must not contain chemicals known to trigger allergenic or irritant responses when present above Certification levels

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® mattresses are associated with a unique certification code.

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02-16: Feather & Down Pillow 2018-02-03T16:15:01+00:00

Feather and down filled Pillows that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:02:16 Feather and Down Filled Pillow Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess pillows, and their natural fill, for likely exposure of the consumer to allergenic and irritant materials, both at the time of purchase and thereafter when in use. Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular pillow meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:02:16 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) subjects the pillow to both physical and chemical testing to ensure that the pillow, and its natural fill, does not have properties that are likely to irritate both

asthma and allergy symptoms in susceptible people:

  1. The pillow must provide an effective barrier to the passage of both allergen and feather and down filling
  2. Allergen accumulating on the outer surface of the pillow must be removable by the recommended eradication techniques at stipulated intervals
  3. The pillow must have the ability to withstand the recommended eradication techniques at the indicated frequency
  4. The pillow must demonstrate physical stability for the retention of feather and down fill, as determined by the International Down and Feather Laboratory (IDFL) Method for down proof assessment (20-2).
  5. The fabric of the pillow must be ‘breathable’ in order to ensure user comfort
  6. The pillow must not contain chemicals known to trigger allergenic or irritant responses when present above Certification levels.
  7. Feather and down filling must not contain evidence of significant mite or serum protein contamination.
  8. Feather and down must not contain evidence of significant bacterial or fungal contamination.

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® feather and down filled pillows are associated with a unique certification code.

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02-22: Infant Mattress 2018-02-03T16:57:11+00:00

Waterproof Infant Mattresses that are certified asthma & allergy friendly are tested according to the ASP:02-22/101 Waterproof Infant Mattress Certification Standard.

The Certification process uses an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Waterproof Infant Mattresses for likely exposure to allergenic and irritant materials, both at the time of purchase and thereafter when in use. Product samples that successfully pass testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular Waterproof Infant Mattress meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly ASP:02-22/101 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Limited subjects Waterproof Infant Mattresses to both physical and chemical testing to ensure that the product does not have properties that are likely to irritate either asthma or allergy symptoms in susceptible people.

The Waterproof Infant Mattress standard includes the following principles:

  1. The Waterproof Infant Mattress must incorporate a layer that acts as an effective barrier to the passage of allergen into the mattress
  2. Allergen accumulating on the surface of the Waterproof Infant Mattress must be removable by the recommended eradication techniques at stipulated intervals
  3. The Waterproof Infant Mattress must have the ability to withstand the recommended eradication techniques at the indicated frequency
  4. The barrier fabric of the Waterproof Infant Mattress must be “breathable” to ensure user comfort
  5. The Waterproof Infant Mattress must not contain chemicals above Certification levels, that are known to trigger allergenic or irritant response
  6. The Waterproof Infant Mattress must allow adequate water vapour resistance and must be resistant to water penetration
  7. The firmness of the Waterproof Infant Mattress is assessed

 

All Certified asthma & allergy friendly Waterproof Infant Mattresses carry a unique certification code.

02-24: Comforter/Duvet Cover 2018-02-03T17:01:29+00:00

Comforter/Duvet Covers that are certified asthma & allergy friendly are tested according to the ASP:02-24/101 Comforter/Duvet Cover addendum to the ASP:02-07/101 Sheet Certification Standard.

Comforter/Duvet Covers are not an “encasement” and consumers should not rely on this item for encasement performance. As such Comforter/Duvet Covers are not sufficient allergen barriers alone, but where they adhere to the principles and pass the testing criteria of the ASP:02-24/101 Comforter/Duvet Cover addendum, they are eligible for asthma & allergy friendly Certification when used in conjunction with Certified Duvets/Comforters.

Allergy Standards Limited subjects Comforter/Duvet Covers to physical and chemical testing to ensure that the Comforter/Duvet Cover is not associated with properties that are likely to irritate asthma and/or allergy symptoms in susceptible individuals.

The asthma & allergy friendly Certification mark is awarded to those Comforter/Duvet Cover products that have been scientifically demonstrated to contribute to the goal of allergen reduction.

The Comforter/Duvet Cover addendum includes the following principles:

  1. The Comforter/Duvet Cover must be an effective barrier to the passage of allergen
  2. Allergen accumulating on the outer surface of the Comforter/Duvet Cover must be removable by the recommended eradication techniques at stipulated intervals
  3. The Comforter/Duvet Cover must have the ability to withstand the recommended eradication techniques at the indicated frequency
  4. The Comforter/Duvet Cover fabric must be “breathable” to ensure user comfort
  5. The Comforter/Duvet Cover must not contain chemicals known to trigger allergenic  or irritant responses when present above Certification levels
  6. Comforter/Duvet Covers are not sufficient allergen barriers alone, but can be Certified when used in conjunction with an asthma & allergy friendly™ Certified Large Bedding Item (Comforter/Duvet)

All Certified asthma & allergy friendly Comforter/Duvet Covers carry a unique Certification code.

03: Vacuum
03-01: Upright 2018-02-03T16:04:42+00:00

Vacuum Cleaners that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:03:01 Vacuum Cleaner Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Vacuum Cleaners for their ability to reduce allergenic and irritant materials, both when new and after extended use. Submitted Vacuum Cleaner models that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular Vacuum Cleaner meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:03:01 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Ltd (ASL) subjects the Vacuum Cleaner to allergen and particle count-based performance testing to ensure that the Vacuum Cleaner reduces total allergen burden, while minimising any increase in airborne allergen levels.

The Vacuum Cleaner Certification Standard includes:

  1. Evaluation of capability to remove allergen-containing test dust from carpets
  2. Evaluation of airborne allergen levels during vacuuming
  3. Evaluation of the integrity of the air filtration system
  4. Assessment of the performance of the Vacuum Cleaner immediately prior to activation of bag replacement / receptacle emptying signal and filter change signal
  5. Assessment of exposure to allergens during bag change or receptacle emptying

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® Vacuum Cleaners are associated with a unique certification code.

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03-03: Water Based Filtration 2018-02-05T15:54:17+00:00

Vacuum Cleaners with water based dust collection systems that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP-03:01/103 Addendum 2 Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Vacuum Cleaners for their ability to reduce allergenic and irritant materials, both when new and after extended use. The Standard also takes account of the possibility that any technology that uses water as a functioning agent, or produces water as a by-product, creates the potential for increased relative humidity, and therefore may enhance conditions for mold growth and house dust mite replication. Submitted Vacuum Cleaner models that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular Vacuum Cleaner meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP-03:01/103 Addendum 2 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Ltd (ASL) subjects the Vacuum Cleaner to allergen and particle count-based performance testing to ensure that the Vacuum Cleaner reduces total allergen burden, while minimising any increase in airborne allergen levels.

The Principles for Certification of Vacuum Cleaners incorporating a water based dust collection system include:

  1. Evaluation of capability to remove allergen-containing test dust from carpets
  2. Evaluation of airborne allergen levels during vacuuming
  3. Evaluation of the integrity of the air filtration system
  4. Assessment of exposure to allergens during receptacle emptying
  5. Evaluation of the impact of a water based dust collection system on relative humidity of the air and carpet
  6. Provision of a care code that emphasizes the importance of mold growth prevention in the collection system

All certified asthma & allergy friendlyVacuum Cleaners with water based dust collection system carry a unique certification code.

03-04: Accessories 2018-02-05T15:55:25+00:00

Vacuum Cleaners Accessories that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP-03:01/103 Addendum 1 Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Vacuum Cleaners Accessories for their ability to reduce allergenic and irritant materials, both when new and after extended use. Submitted Vacuum Cleaner Accessories that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular Vacuum Cleaner Accessory meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP-03:01/103 Addendum 1 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Ltd (ASL) subjects the Vacuum Cleaner Accessory to allergen and particle count-based performance testing to ensure that the Vacuum Cleaner Accessory, when used in conjunction with a certified vacuum cleaner, reduces total allergen burden, while minimising any increase in airborne allergen levels.

The Principles for Certification of Vacuum Cleaners Accessories include:

  1. Evaluation of capability to remove allergen-containing test dust from carpets
  2. Evaluation of airborne allergen levels during vacuuming
  3. The only accessories that may be tested according to Addendum 1 are those intended for use with a certified vacuum cleaner (and which are recommended for use with this vacuum cleaner)
  4. Certified accessories only maintain their certification status when used with the appropriate certified vacuum cleaner.

 

All certified asthma & allergy friendlyVacuum Cleaners Accessories carry a unique certification code.

04: Paint
04-01: Indoor Decorative Wall 2018-02-03T16:18:34+00:00

Indoor Decorative Coatings that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested according to ASP:04:01.

The certification process utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess indoor decorative coatings for their action as a source of allergenic and irritant materials, both at the time of purchase and thereafter when in use. Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular interior decorative coating meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:04:01 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Limited subjects interior decorative coatings to chemical testing to ensure that the product does not have properties that are likely to irritate both asthma and allergy symptoms in susceptible people:

  1. The health based nature of the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program means that the constituents of the interior decorative coating must be disclosed. This is in order to assess the product for its potential to sensitize or irritate above and beyond that which may be induced through airborne volatile organic compound (VOC) exposure.
  2. The interior decorative coating must meet or exceed the most stringent national or international requirements for chemicals known to adversely impact on human health and the environment.
  3. Exposure to airborne solvents and other irritant or toxic materials during application and thereafter of indoor decorative coatings must not exceed Certification Thresholds at the specified time points.
  4. Certification Thresholds are based upon the most stringent national or international requirements for chemicals known to adversely impact on human health and the environment.
  5. The interior decorative coating must meet or exceed the requirements of the appropriate national or international performance standards.

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® interior decorative coating are associated with a unique certification code.

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05: Flooring
05-01: Resilient 2017-12-14T14:25:11+00:00

Floor Coverings that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:05:01 Floor Covering Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Floor Coverings for likely exposure to allergenic and irritant materials, both at the time of purchase and thereafter when in use. Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular Floor Covering meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:05:01 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Ltd (ASL) subjects the Floor Covering to both physical and chemical testing to ensure that the Floor Covering does not have porperties that are likely to irritate both asthma and allergy symptoms in susceptible people:

  1. The Floor Covering should have a low capacity for allergen retention
  2. The manufacturer’s recommended cleaning procedures must be effective at removing accumulated allergen from the Floor Covering
  3. The recommended cleaning procedures of the Floor Covering must not contribute to a significant increase in airborne allergen levels that may result in redistribution of rather than overall reduction of allergen
  4. Exposure to airborne solvents and other irritant or toxic materials during Floor Covering installation and thereafter when in use must not exceed Certification thresholds

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® Floor Coverings are associated with a unique certification code.

06: Washing Machine
06-01: Steam 2017-12-14T14:34:57+00:00

Washing Machines that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:06:01 Washing Machine Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Washing Machines for their ability to reduce allergenic and irritant materials during domestic laundering. Submitted Washing Machine models that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular Washing Machine meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:06:01 Certification Standard.

The Washing Machine Certification Standard includes:

  1. Capability to reduce bio-allergen levels in test items below limit levels following washing: Demonstrable for more than one allergen.
  2. Capability to achieve a washing temperature equal to or greater than 55°C(131°F).
  3. The capability to kill house dust mites by washing is demonstrated by prevention of Dermatophagoides Group 1 antigen resurgence over a four week incubation period post washing in test items previously infested with live house dust mite.
  4. Certification applicable to manufacturer’s warranty period for washing machine
  5. Washing capability achieved without exposure above designated limit levels of indoor ozone by-product, ionized particles or VOCs.

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® Washing Machines are associated with a unique certification code.

07: Fabric
08: Air Filters
08-01: Portable 2018-02-03T16:21:03+00:00

Air cleaners that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:08:01/101 Air Cleaner Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess air cleaners for their ability to reduce allergenic and irritant materials. Submitted air cleaner models that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular air cleaner meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:08:01/101 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Ltd (ASL) subjects the air cleaner to allergen measure based performance testing to ensure that the air cleaner reduces total allergen burden that remains airborne. Assessment for certification requires that the Air Cleaner be evaluated in terms of indoor allergen levels that are representative of those found in both air and surface samples of typical homes.

The asthma & allergy friendly® certification mark is awarded to those air cleaning products that have been scientifically demonstrated to contribute to the goals of allergen reduction.

The Air Cleaner Certification Standard includes:

  1. Evaluating the capability of the air cleaner to reduce bio-allergen level in a defined space.
  2. Determining that the reduction of bio-allergen represents removal of the bio-allergen and not simply redistribution.

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® air cleaners are associated with a unique certification code.

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08-02: Car Filter 2018-02-05T15:57:40+00:00

Automotive Cabin Air Filters that are Certifiedasthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:08-02/101Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Automotive Cabin Air Filters for their ability to remove allergen from the air flow. Submitted products that pass Certification testing are granted a Certificate stating that the Automotive Cabin Air Filter meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:08-02 Certification Standard.

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification mark is awarded to those Automotive Cabin Air Filter products that have been scientifically demonstrated to contribute to the goal of allergen reduction.

The Automotive Cabin Air Filter Certification Standard includes:

  1. Evaluation of fiber shedding potential
  2. Evaluation of allergen capture and filter efficiency

All Certified asthma & allergy friendly® Automotive Cabin Air Filters carry a unique Certification code.

08-03: HVAC 2017-12-14T15:02:54+00:00

HVAC/Furnace Filters that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:08- 03/101 Air Cleaner Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess HVAC/Furnace Filters for their ability to remove allergen from the air flow. Submitted HVAC/Furnace Filter models that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular filter meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:08-03/101 Certification Standard.

The asthma & allergy friendly® certification mark is awarded to those HVAC/Furnace Filter products that have been scientifically demonstrated to contribute to the goals of allergen reduction.

The HVAC/Furnace Filter Certification Standard includes:
(a) Evaluation of the capability of the filter to remove allergens from the air flow in a defined space.
(b) Evaluation of the fiber shedding potential of the filter
(c) Evaluation of seals

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® HVAC/Furnace Filters are associated with a unique certification code.

08-04: Furnace Filter 2018-02-05T17:21:42+00:00

Air Conditioner Filters that are Certifiedasthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:08-04/101 Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Air Conditioner Filters for their allergen removal capabilities and their capacity to support mold growth.

Submitted products that pass Certification testing are granted a Certificate stating that the Air Conditioner Filter meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:08-04/101 Certification Standard.

The Air Conditioner Filter Certification Standard includes:

  1. Evaluation of allergen capture
    1. And, where relevant, of differential pressure
  2. Evaluation of the capacity of the filter to support mold growth

All Certified asthma & allergy friendly® Air Conditioner Filters carry a unique Certification code.

08-05: Hybrid System 2018-02-05T17:22:56+00:00

Hybrid System air cleaners incorporating HEPA filtration and ionizers that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:08-05 Air Cleaner (Addendum: Hybrid Systems Incorporating HEPA Filtration and Ionizers) Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess hybrid system air cleaners for their ability to reduce allergenic and irritant materials. Submitted hybrid air cleaner models that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular hybrid air cleaner meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:08-05 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) subjects the hybrid air cleaner to allergen measure based performance testing to ensure that the hybrid air cleaner reduces total allergen burden that remains airborne. Assessment for Certification requires that the hybrid air cleaner be evaluated in terms of indoor allergen levels that are representative of those found in both air and surface samples of typical homes.

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification mark is awarded to those hybrid air cleaning products that have been scientifically demonstrated to contribute to the goals of allergen reduction.

The Air Cleaner (Addendum: Hybrid Systems Incorporating HEPA Filtration and Ionizers) Certification Standard includes

  1. Evaluating the capability of the air cleaner to reduce bio-allergen levels in a defined space.
  2. Determining that the reduction of bio-allergen represents removal of the bio-allergen and not simply redistribution.
  3. Assessment of the maximal allowable limit for ozone as a by-product and, in a circumstance where the air cleaner utilizes ionizing systems, assessment of the number of negative and positive ions released by the air cleaner.

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® hybrid air cleaners carry a unique certification code.

08-06: In-Duct Electrostatic Air Cleaners 2017-12-14T15:14:38+00:00

In-Duct Electrostatic Air Cleaners that are Certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:08-06/101 Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess In-Duct Electrostatic Air Cleaners for their ability to reduce exposure of the consumer to allergenic and particles at the time of purchase and thereafter when in use.

The In-Duct Electrostatic Air Cleaner Standard includes:

  1. Evaluation of the allergen & particle removal capability of an In-Duct Electrostatic Air Cleaner.
  2. Evaluation of the particle removal capability of an In-Duct Electrostatic Air Cleaner during accelerated loading and post-cleaning.

Product samples that pass Certification testing are granted a Certificate stating that the particular In-Duct Electrostatic Air Cleaner meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:08-06/101 Certification Standard.

All Certified asthma & allergy friendly® In-Duct Electrostatic Air Cleaners are associated with a unique Certification code.

09: Cleaning Product
09-01: Non-disinfecting Surface Cleaner 2018-02-03T16:22:23+00:00

Non-disinfecting hard surface cleaning products that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested according to ASP:09-01.

The certification process uses an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess cleaning products for their impact on allergen, the immediate environment (where particles are concerned), as well as on the end-user. Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular non-disinfecting hard surface spray cleaning product meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly®ASP:09-01 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Limited subjects non-disinfecting hard surface cleaning products to allergen, particle and chemical testing to ensure that the cleaning product reduces total allergen burden of a hard surface while not contributing to an increase of airborne particulate matter. Further to this, the chemical profile of the cleaning product is assessed.

The asthma & allergy friendly® certification mark is awarded to those cleaning products that have been scientifically demonstrated to contribute to the goal of allergen reduction.

The Non-disinfecting Hard Surface Cleaning Products Standard includes:

  1. Evaluating the capability of the cleaning product to remove bio-allergen from a defined surface
  2. Assessmentofairborneallergenandparticulatematterfollowingcleaning
  3. Determination of toxicological profile of cleaning product
  4. Assessment of cleaning product where emission of volatiles and particle analysis are concerned.

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® Non-disinfecting Hard Surface Cleaning Products are associated with a unique certification code.

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09-03: Handheld Dusting Products and Wipes (Non-Disinfecting) 2018-08-24T11:12:50+00:00

Handheld dusting products and wipes that are CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:09-03/101 Certification Standard.

The certification process uses an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess cleaning products for their impact on allergen, the immediate environment (where particles are concerned), as well as on the end-user. Product samples that pass Certification testing are granted a Certificate stating that the particular handheld dusting product or wipe meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:09-03/101 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Limited subjects handheld dusting products and wipes to allergen, particle and chemical testing to ensure that the cleaning product reduces total allergen burden of a hard surface while not contributing to an increase of airborne particulate matter. Further to this, the chemical profile of the cleaning product is assessed.

The asthma & allergy friendly® certification mark is awarded to those cleaning products that have been scientifically demonstrated to contribute to the goal of allergen reduction.

The handheld dusting product and wipes standard includes:

  1. Evaluating the products capability to remove allergen and particulate matter from hard surfaces while minimizing airborne allergens.
  2. Assessment of allergen on the product following cleaning, demonstrating that allergens are removed from the surface and not just redistributed.
  3. Evaluating the presence of toxic constituents and the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) to ensure low toxicity of the product. 

All CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® handheld dusting products and wipes are associated with a unique Certification code.

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09-04: Laundry Detergent 2018-02-05T17:25:03+00:00

Laundry Detergents that are Certifiedasthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:09-04/101 Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Laundry Detergents for their allergen and dust mite removal capabilities and their potential to expose the consumer to irritant materials.

Submitted products that pass Certification testing are granted a Certificate stating that the Laundry Detergent meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:09-04/101 Certification Standard.

The Laundry Detergent Certification Standard includes:

  1. Allergen removal assessment
  2. House dust mite removal and resurgence assessment
  3. Constituent review
  4. VOC emission analysis of the laundry detergent
  5. Evaluation of residual allergenic, irritant, banned or restricted chemicals on fabric post-washing
  6. (Where relevant) Evaluation of airborne particle levels during use

All Certified asthma & allergy friendly® Laundry Detergents carry a unique Certification code.

09-06: Steam Cleaning Products 2018-02-05T17:26:27+00:00

Cleaning Products used in Professional Carpet Steam Cleaning that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:09-06/101 Cleaning Products used in Professional Carpet Steam Cleaning Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Cleaning Products used in Professional Carpet Steam Cleaning for a reduction in allergen levels. Cleaning Products used in Professional Carpet Steam Cleaning that pass certification testing is granted a certificate stating that the particular procedure meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:09-06/101 Certification Standard.

The asthma & allergy friendly® certification mark is awarded to those Cleaning Products used in Professional Carpet Steam Cleaning that have been scientifically demonstrated to contribute to the goals of allergen reduction.

The Cleaning Products used in Professional Carpet Steam Cleaning Certification Standard includes:

  1. The principles for Certification of Non-Disinfecting Hard Surface Sprays (ASP:09-01/101) relating to consumer safety apply.
  2. The allergen removal capability of Chemical Products used in professional carpet steam cleaning will be demonstrated through assessment as per the Professional Carpet Steam Cleaning Standard, ASP:16-01/101.
  3. The Chemical Product is assessed only to ensure it does not add to the allergen or irritant burden in the home and does not have any adverse impact on human health. Enhanced allergen reduction due to the use of the chemical product during the steam cleaning procedure is not assessed. Thus the chemical is not Certified alone and will only be Certified in association with the professional steam cleaning procedure.

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® Cleaning Products used in Professional Carpet Steam Cleaning carry a unique certification code.

09-07: Spot Remover 2018-02-05T17:27:27+00:00

Spot Stain Remover Products used in Home Carpet Cleaning that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested according to the ASP:09-07/101 Addendum to the Cleaning Product Certification Standard. The Certification process uses an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Spot Stain Removers for their impact on human health, especially for those with asthma and allergic sensitivities. Product samples that pass Certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular Spot Remover meets the requirements for asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:09/07-101 Certification.

Allergy Standards Limited subjects Spot Removers to a testing protocol that includes

  1. a review of the product’s constituents
  2. analysis of the chemical emissions from the product.

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification mark is awarded to those Spot Stain Remover products that have been scientifically demonstrated to have a reduced likelihood of causing adverse reactions in allergic and asthmatic individuals.

All Certified asthma & allergy friendly® Spot Stain Remover Products used in Home Carpet Cleaning carry a unique Certification code.

10: Air Conditioners
11: De-humidifer
11-01: Portable 2018-02-03T16:24:11+00:00

Dehumidifiers that are certified as asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:11:01 Dehumidifier Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Dehumidifiers for their ability to reduce relative humidity and contribute to thermal comfort. Submitted Dehumidifier models that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular Dehumidifier meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:11:01 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Ltd (ASL) subjects the Dehumidifier to thermal comfort based performance testing to ensure that the Dehumidifier reduces relative humidity. Assessment for certification requires that the Dehumidifier also be evaluated for its potential ability to disturb allergen and/or particles.

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Mark is awarded to those dehumidifier products that have been scientifically demonstrated to contribute to the goals of thermal comfort and indoor air quality.

The Dehumidifier Certification Standard includes:

(a) Evaluating the capability of the Dehumidifier to optimise relative humidity levels.
(b) Determining that the target RH levels can be attained over a pre-determined period of time and that once achieved that they are maintained within a specified range.
(c) Assessing the exposure to allergen and fungal spores during filter change and water receptacle emptying procedures.
(d) Provision of a care code to indicate filter change and water receptacle emptying recommendations.

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® Dehumidifiers are associated with a unique certification code.

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12: Tumble Dryer
12-01: Steam 2018-02-05T17:31:19+00:00

Tumble Dryers that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested by Allergy Standards Limited according to ASP:12:01. The certification process uses an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess tumble dryers for their impact on allergen as well as particle levels. As well as this the testing also assesses the ability of the tumble dryer to effectively remove moisture, in order to prevent possible mold growth on laundered items.

Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular tumble dryer meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:12:01 Certification Standard.

As well as these allergen based criteria, the tumble dryer must adhere to the Code of Federal Regulations section 21:801.415 requiring ozone exposure to be less than 0.1mg/m3.

The asthma & allergy friendly® certification mark is awarded to those tumble dryers that have been scientifically demonstrated to contribute to the twin goals of source control and allergen removal.

The Tumble Dryer Standard includes:

  1. Evaluating the capability of the tumble dryer to reduce total allergen burden
  2. Assessment of the ability of the tumble dryer to induce mite mortality
  3. Assessment of the efficacy of dryness achieved by the tumble dryer
  4. Assessment of ozone emissions from in-use tumble dryer
  5. Assessment of the tumble dryer for particle production/release

 

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® Tumble Dryers carry a unique certification code.

13: Carpet Washer
13-01: Regular 2018-02-05T17:32:29+00:00

Carpet Washers that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested according to the ASP:13-01/101 Carpet Washer Certification Standard. The certification process uses an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess carpet washers for their ability to reduce allergenic and irritant materials. Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular carpet washer meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:13-01/101 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Limited subjects carpet washers to allergen and particle count performance testing to ensure that the carpet reduces total allergen burden without significantly contributing to an increase in airborne allergen levels.

The asthma & allergy friendly® certification mark is awarded to those carpet washer products that have been scientifically demonstrated to contribute to the goal of allergen reduction.

The carpet washer standard includes:

  1. Evaluation of the capability of the carpet washer to remove allergen-containing test dust from soiled carpets
  2. Evaluation of airborne allergen and particle levels during carpet washing
  3. Measurement of relative humidity levels in the room in which the carpet washer is operated
  4. Measurement of moisture levels in the carpet following washing of the carpet

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® carpet washers carry a unique certification code.

14: Personal Care Products
15: Adhesives
16: Service Provision
16-01: Professional Carpet / Flooring Steam Cleaning 2017-12-15T10:54:57+00:00

Professional Carpet Steam Cleaning that is certified asthma & allergy friendly® is tested to the ASP:16-01/101 Professional Carpet Steam Cleaning Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Professional Carpet Steam Cleaning for a reduction in allergen levels. Professional Carpet Steam Cleaning that passes certification testing is granted a certificate stating that the particular procedure meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:16-01/101 Certification Standard.

The asthma & allergy friendly® certification mark is awarded to those Professional Carpet Steam Cleaning procedures that have been scientifically demonstrated to contribute to the goals of allergen reduction.

The Professional Carpet Steam Cleaning Certification Standard includes:

  1. Comparison of surface allergen levels before and after the Steam Cleaning Procedure
  2. Evaluation of airborne allergen levels before, during and after the Steam CleaningProcedure
  3. Monitoring of moisture levels in carpet and relative humidity before and 24 hours after the Steam Cleaning Procedure

All certified asthma & allergy friendly® Professional Carpet Steam Cleaning procedures are associated with a unique certification code.

16-03: Tile & Grout Cleaning 2017-12-15T10:55:34+00:00

Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning that is Certified asthma & allergy friendly® is tested according to the ASP:16-03/101 Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning Standard.

The Certification process uses proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning for its ability to reduce dust, mold and allergen levels while considering the chemicals present in, and emitted from, the products used during the cleaning service. Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning services that pass Certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular service meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:16-03/101 Certification Standard.

The Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning Certification Standard includes:

  1. Evaluation of the capability of the service to remove dust, mold and allergen from tile & grout surfaces.
  2. Evaluation of airborne particle levels before and after cleaning.
  3. Evaluation of the components present in and emitted from any cleaning products used during the service.

All Certified asthma & allergy friendly® Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning services are associated with a unique certification code.

16-04: Hardwood Floor Cleaning 2018-02-05T17:33:49+00:00

Professional Hardwood Floor Cleaning that is Certified asthma & allergy friendly® is tested according to the ASP16-04/101 Professional Hardwood Floor Cleaning Standard.

The Certification process uses proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Professional Hardwood Floor Cleaning for its ability to reduce dust and allergen levels while considering the chemicals present in, and emitted from, products that may be used during the cleaning service (where relevant). Professional Hardwood Floor Cleaning services that pass Certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular service meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:16-04/101 Certification Standard.

The Professional Hardwood Floor Cleaning Certification Standard includes:

  1. Evaluation of the capability of the service to remove dust and allergen from hardwood floor surfaces.
  2. Evaluation of airborne particle levels before and after cleaning.
  3. Evaluation of the components present in and emitted from any cleaning products used during the service (where relevant).

All Certified asthma & allergy friendly® Professional Hardwood Floor Cleaning services carry a unique Certification code.

17: Allergen Control Spray
17-01: Soft Surface Allergen Control Spray 2018-02-05T17:39:16+00:00

Soft Surface Allergen Control Spray Products that are Certifiedasthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:17-01/101 Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Soft Surface Allergen Control Spray Products for their impact on allergen, the immediate environment (where particles are concerned), as well as on the end-user. Product samples that pass Certification testing are granted a Certificate stating that the particular Soft Surface Allergen Control Spray Product meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:17-01 Certification Standard.

Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) subjects the Soft Surface Allergen Control Spray Products to allergen, particle and chemical testing to ensure that it does not have properties that are likely to irritate both asthma and allergy symptoms in susceptible people.

The Soft Surface Allergen Control Spray Products Standard includes:

  1. Determination of the toxicological profile of the product
  2. Assessment of the airborne chemical profile of the product
  3. Evaluation of the impact of the product on
    1. airborne allergen levels
    2. airborne particle counts
    3. surface allergen levels
    4. surface moisture levels
    5. cleaning of the soft surfaces to which it is applied

All Certified asthma & allergy friendly® Soft Surface Allergen Control Spray Products carry a unique Certification code.

18: Humidifier
18-01: Humdifier 2017-12-15T10:45:59+00:00

Humidifiers that are Certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:18-01/101 Humidifier Certification Standard.

The Certification process uses proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Humidifiers for their capacity to contribute to the goal of thermal comfort without adversely affecting indoor air quality. Product samples that pass Certification testing are granted a Certificate stating that the particular Humidifier meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:18-01/101 Certification Standard.

The Humidifier standard includes evaluation of the:
(a) capabilityofhumidifierstoachieveandmaintainsetrelativehumiditylevels
(b) capacityofhumidifierstosanitizethewaterusedduringoperation
(c) effect of humidifiers on pre-existing contamination in the room in which they are operated

All Certified asthma & allergy friendly® Humidifiers are associated with a unique certification code.

19: Insulation
19-01: Fiberglass 2017-12-15T10:52:36+00:00

Synthetic Home Insulation Products – Fiberglass that are Certified asthma & allergy friendly® are tested to the ASP:19-01/101 Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard uses proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Synthetic Home Insulation Products – Fiberglass. The testing protocol consists of four sections:

  1. Constituent review
  2. Evaluation of airborne particle, fiber and dust release during Insulation installation and disturbance.
  3. Evaluation of the ability of Insulation to support fungal growth.
  4. Volatile organic compound (VOC) emission testing

Product samples that pass Certification testing are granted a Certificate stating that the Synthetic Home Insulation Product – Fiberglass meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:19-01 Certification Standard.

All Certified asthma & allergy friendly® Synthetic Home Insulation Products – Fiberglass are associated with a unique certification code.

20: Steam-based Clothing Care
20-01: Steam-based Clothing Care 2018-02-03T16:37:28+00:00

Steam-Based Clothing Care products that are Certified asthma & allergy friendly are tested to the ASP:20-01/101 Certification Standard.

The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess Steam-Based Clothing Care products for their ability to reduce house dust mite, bacteria and fungi viability and their potential to affect aspects of indoor air quality.

Submitted products that pass Certification testing are granted a Certificate stating that the Steam-Based Clothing Care product meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly ASP:20-01/101 Certification Standard.

The Steam-Based Clothing Care Certification Standard includes evaluation of the effect of the product on:

  1. Relative humidity in the surrounding environment & clothing moisture levels
  2. House dust mite viability
  3. Bacterial and fungal viability
  4. Dispersion of bacteria and fungi from contaminated water sources

All Certified asthma & allergy friendly Steam-Based Clothing Care products are associated with a unique Certification code.

21: Don’t see a category listed that matches your product?
Find out how you can still get certified. 2017-12-21T10:53:30+00:00

Please contact us with more information for specific requests about new standard development. Allergy Standards is an international standards body that develops standards for testing a wide range of products to determine their suitability. If our medical and advisory committee agrees that a new standard area would provide a benefit to asthmatics and individuals with associated allergies, we will develop a new standard for testing in that particular area. New standard development is a longer process and Certification for a new standard usually takes around 9 months from start to finish. We recently released a new standard for Whole Home Air Cleaners and Cabin Air Filters.

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