Bona launch their Certified Free & Simple Hardwood Floor Cleaner
Bona’s new Free & Simple hardwood floor cleaner has been Certified asthma & allergy friendly™ following extensive testing at airmid healthgroup.
The product was tested to the asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification standard for non-disinfecting hard surface cleaners (ASP09:01). Testing to the standard includes an assessment of the impact of the product on surface and airborne allergen levels, and a review of the product's constituents and emissions.
The individual constituents of the product were reviewed for their allergenic or sensitizing potential. In addition, the product was tested to the ASTM D116-10 and California Specification 01350 Test Methods to confirm that any emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including formaldehyde and acetaldehyde were within Certification thresholds.
Testing under controlled conditions in airmid healthgroup’s environmental test chambers assessed the product’s ability to reduce allergen burden from a wooden floor without generating significant particle or airborne allergen exposure in comparison to standard controls. Allergen test dust containing a known amount of house dust mite and cat allergen was applied to the floor with a surface sticking agent. The floor was cleaned using the Bona mop system incorporating the Free & Simple cleaning solution. The results showed that the Bona product removed 93.33% of the house dust mite (Der p 1) allergen and 96.71% of cat (Fel d 1) allergen from the floor surface.
The asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification program was launched in 2005/2006 by Allergy Standards Ltd in partnership with the Asthma Society of Canada and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. This standards-based peer reviewed certification is now the largest and most respected of its kind in North America.
About airmid healthgroup
airmid healthgroup helps clients with products and services related to the built environment to differentiate their customer offerings through health relevant marketing claims. Clients include Dyson, LG, Proctor & Gamble, Shaw Floors, 3M, Stanley Steemer, Fellowes, Tarkett, Samsung, Philips and Hollander. airmid healthgroup creates value for clients through a number of collaborative strategies, including field research projects, environmental test chamber studies and licensing our own intellectual property. airmid healthgroup specializes in studying the relationship between allergens, viruses, bacteria, molds or other ultra-fine particles in the air and on surfaces to the spread of illness and disease in buildings. As a leading authority on biomedical and aerobiology research, they use this deep domain knowledge to improve products and services to make the indoor environment as healthy as possible.
Since 1919, Bona® has provided premium quality finishing systems and cleaning products developed to maintain the natural beauty of hardwood floors. With global headquarters in Malmö, Sweden and subsidiaries and distributors in over 50 countries, Bona has led the industry worldwide with innovative, environmentally responsible solutions to a formerly hazardous and toxic process. As the pioneer of waterborne finishes, dust-free sanding and non-toxic floor care, Bona provides one of the cleanest, most convenient and healthiest hardwood floor finishing processes available. For more information, please contact Bona US at (800) 872-5515 FREE.