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Allergy Standards Certifies LG Appliances

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Allergy Standards Ltd. scientifically identifies, tests, and certifies products that help optimize the indoor environment for health and wellness, with a focus on identifying products that reduce or eliminate pollutants and allergens.  A signifcant percentage of allergy and asthma sufferers struggle to select products for their home. The Allergy Standards certification helps these people make better buying decisions for their health and comfort.

Dr. John McKeon, President of Allergy Standards, spoke with 
Matt Hoots from the LG booth at the International Builders Show.  An early client of Allergy Standards, LG offers a number of certified products which contribute to a healthy home environment.  Some examples:

  • The washer removes dust mites and pollen through a combination of high heat and filtering
  • The dryer ensures thorough drying for mold prevention, and can also remove allergens from delicate items and toys 
  • The vacuum picks up allergens, but also stores them and locks them away, preventing recalculation
  • The clothes styler treats textiles for the buildup pf bioburden and allergens
     

Dr, McKeon reminds us that even if a home has been designed and constructed as a healthy home, we need to think about how we live in that home and the levels of allergens and pollutants that can build up over time.  Many people do not realize that the products we bring into our homes and how we use them, in addition to our other activities, can greatly affect Indoor Air Quality.  

Allergy Standards partnered with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to develop the asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program.  Products that meet the organization’s strict standards then earn the asthma & allergy friendly certification mark.  

 

 

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