Itching for Success - Finding new ways to tackle house dust mite allergy

Researchers from airmid healthgroup and Maynooth University Department of Biology have published the successful genome sequencing and investigation of the proteome and allergenome of the European house dust mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus).

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HDM for press releaseHouse dust mites are a significant source of indoor allergens worldwide and contribute to the exacerbation of asthma, allergic rhinitis and atopic dermatitis. They are known to contain allergens, proteins that can elicit allergic illnesses in susceptible individuals. Previous studies have shown that approximately 50% of all European homes contain dust mites with approximately 10% of the total population experiencing an allergic response in their presence. Now researchers from Maynooth University Department of Biology and airmid healthgroup have published the successful genome sequencing and investigation of the proteome and allergenome of the European house dust mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus). Supervised by Professor Sean Doyle, the lead Scientist on the project, Rose Waldron, is a PhD student funded by the Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme, and airmid healthgroup.

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RTE's Eco Eye collaborates with airmid

Bruce and DS.jpgRTE's environmental awareness program Eco Eye enlisted airmid healthgroup's expert testing capabilities in a preliminary study comparing 'store bought' and 'homemade' cleaning products. You can view this episode about the health and environmental impacts of common household chemicals on the RTE player here. 

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Mercedes-Benz USA announce certification of their Cabin Air filters

Mercedes Benz USA Certification Mercedes-Benz USA have become the first automobile manufacturer to achieve asthma & allergy friendly® Certification of their cabin air filters from Allergy Standards Ltd and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The certification was awarded following extensive testing at airmid healthgroup, which led to the development of a new asthma & allergy friendly® certification standard ASP:08-02 for Automotive Cabin Air Filters.

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DēLonghi dehumidifiers are the first to achieve asthma & allergy friendly® Certification

 DeLonghi certification

The Energy Star range of dehumidifiers and the Compact Dehumidifier manufactured by DēLonghi have become the first products of their type to be certified asthma & allergy friendly® by Allergy Standards Ltd. The certification followed independent testing at airmid healthgroup to confirm that the products met the principles and criteria of the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:11:01 Certification Standard for Dehumidifiers.

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CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner by Trane® Certified asthma & allergy friendly®

 

clean_effects_asthma-allergy-friendly (1).jpgThe CleanEffects™ air cleaner manufactured by Trane®, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has been announced as the first product of its type to be certified asthma & allergy friendly® by Allergy Standards Ltd. The certification followed extensive research and testing at airmid healthgroup, which led to the development of a new asthma & allergy friendly® certification standard ASP:08-06 for In-Duct Electrostatic Air Cleaners.

Central forced air systems have the potential to transport biological particulates such as viruses and moulds, as well as allergens such as those derived from house dust mites, animal dander and pollen, from one indoor space to another. As a consequence, effective filtration for the air being moved throughout the system is of fundamental importance to the maintenance of a healthy indoor environment.

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Owens Corning launch their Pure Safety™ high performance insulation

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Owens Corning have launched their Pure Safety™ high performance insulation at The Home Depot. The product is the first of its type to be certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) following research and testing at airmid healthgroup, which led to the development of a new asthma & allergy friendly® certification standard ASP 19:01 for Synthetic Home Insulation Products – Fiberglass.

Fiberglass insulation is a building material with the potential to affect the indoor environment by releasing volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulates and/or fibers into the air. Indoor air quality could also be adversely affected if the insulation serves as a reservoir for mold growth. Owens Corning engaged with airmid healthgroup to carry out a rigorous assessment of the product to determine its suitability for asthma & allergy friendly® certification.

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airmid healthgroup Gains ISO 17025 Accreditation for the Quantification of Influenza A Nucleoprotein

airmid healthgroup is delighted to announce that it has gained ISO/IEC 17025:2005 INAB accreditation for quantification of Influenza A Nucleoprotein.

DUBLIN, IRELAND FEBRUARY 26, 2017

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 INAB accredited testing laboratory Reg. no. 284TThis is an extension of airmid’s scope of accreditation, as in 2011 the lab became the world’s first to be ISO/IEC 17025:2005 INAB accredited for Der p 1 (house dust mite allergen) & Fel d 1 (cat allergen) analysis.

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is the globally recognised standard that sets out requirements for the technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories. As an ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratory, airmid healthgroup has incorporated an overall quality system governing both their management practices and technical competence. The accreditation assures customers that the laboratory can deliver accurate and reliable data through the implementation of this robust quality system.

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airmid healthgroup Approved as an External Inspection Institute for ECARF

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The research and testing organisation airmid healthgroup announced today that they have been approved as an external inspection institute by the Berlin-based European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF). Specific testing by airmid healthgroup can now be used to prove that products fulfill the criteria for the ECARF Seal of Quality, which is awarded to products and services that have been scientifically proven to be suitable for people with allergies and intolerances. The ECARF Seal of Quality has been granted to a wide range of products and services including air purifiers, vacuum cleaners, wall paint, washing machines, hotels and car interiors. The Seal is used by manufacturers worldwide.

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