airmid healthgroup has been selected for data verification and certification testing for the asthma and allergy friendly™ certification program in America, Canada and the UK.
Air cleaners that are certified asthma & allergy friendly™ are tested to the ASP:08:01 Air Cleaner Certification standard. No single product or approach can on its own reduce air pollution to levels that benefit those with disease of the airways. A multifaceted approach or a Home Allergen Reduction Plan is required. Air cleaners play an integral role in this plan and must remove allergen from the air rather than just circulate it.
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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 such as cat allergen, house dust mite allergen and Timothy grass pollen. 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 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. The air cleaner is assessed in a standardised room and challenged with allergen-containing dust. 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:
A) Evaluating the capability of the air cleaner to reduce bio-allergen level in a defined space.
B) Determining that the reduction of bio-allergen represents removal of the bio-allergen and not just redistribution.
All certified asthma & allergy friendly™ air cleaners carry a unique certification code.