AAFA’s Certification Program Expands to Improve Air Quality and Reduce Your Exposure to Allergens

 

In 2017, the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program tested and certified many new products to give you more options.

When you’re shopping, look for the Certification Program Mark on these new products, as well as our many other products. The mark lets you know you are getting products scientifically proven to be suitable for those with asthma and allergies.

You can shop for Certified products by visiting aafa.org/certified or by using our app. Our app is available for both iOS and Android devices.

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Improving Air Quality

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Research shows that air pollution can worsen asthma symptoms. We’ve expanded our program to include several new products that are tested and proven to reduce your exposure to air pollution and other asthma triggers.

Mercedes Benz Automotive Cabin Air Filters lower riders’ exposure to traffic-related air pollution that can cause health issues and asthma flare-ups.

LG Air PuriCare™ Round Console, LG Air PuriCare™ Tower and LG SIGNATURE Air Purifiers are Certified to remove allergens and irritants from the air to improve air quality.

Trane® CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner improves indoor air quality by removing allergens and particles from the air of the entire home.

Protection Against Moisture to Reduce Mold and Dust Mites

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Owens Corning® Pure Safety™ Insulation is mold and mildew resistant with up to 65 percent less dust than comparable insulation.

DēLonghi Dehumidifiers reduce humidity in the home to prevent mold and dust mites. Five DēLonghi dehumidifiers received our Certification mark, including the Compact 15-Pint Dehumidifier with Air Filtration, and the Energy Star 45-Pint/50-Pint/70-Pint Dehumidifiers with Pumps.

Removing Allergens

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Kenmore Pet Friendly Vacuums from Cleva North America are suitable for allergen control because they effectively contain allergens (including pet dander) and prevent the re-release of allergens back into the air while vacuuming. Three vacuums received our Certification mark: Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly CrossOver™ Canister, Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly Upright, and Kenmore Pet Friendly Upright

Preventing Dust Mites in Your Beds

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Certified asthma & allergy friendly® bedding offers proven barriers to allergens (especially dust mites), and are durable enough to hold up to weekly washes in hot water. A number of new options are now available, including:

  • Allied Home Organic Feather and Down Duvet and Pillow
  • Downlite International Inc. Dream Science by Martha Stewart Collection Allergy Sleep System (Down Alternative Comforters, Hot Water Wash Mattress Protectors and Mattress Pads)
  • Indo Count AllerCot 500-thread-count Navy EverClean Sheets and Pillowcase
  • Luxeport Natural Silk Duvet, Pillow Protector and Mattress Protector
  • Nishat Dream Science Allergy Sleep System (Sateen Flat Sheets, Fitted Sheets, Pillowcases
  • Welspun Nano Core Sequential Sleep System (Mattress Pad, Pillow, Sheets, Comforter and Blanket)
  • Wicked Sheets Moisture-wicking Flat Sheets, Fitted Sheets, Pillowcases and the Wicked Little Sleepers Crib Sheets

What Does the Certified asthma & allergy friendly® Mark Mean?

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to products targeting the asthma and allergy market. It is estimated that Americans spend over $10 billion annually on products claiming to reduce asthma and allergy symptoms. At the same time, concerned consumers are rarely provided with sufficient proof that the asthma and allergy marketing statements made by manufacturers are valid. This lack of information often prevents the consumer from making an educated purchase decision and causes confusion regarding the real features and benefits of a product. Because of this information gap, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in partnership with Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) launched the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program – a unique independent, third-party certification program in the United States.

It is important to stay up-to-date on ways to make your home asthma and allergy friendly. By joining our community and following our blog, you will receive news about research, treatments and products to help you have a healthy home. Our community also provides an opportunity to connect with other patients who manage these conditions for support.

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