DēLonghi dehumidifiers are the first to achieve asthma & allergy friendly® 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.
The first requirement of the certification standard is that a dehumidifier must optimise relative humidity levels. Testing in airmid healthgroup’s climate controlled environmental test chambers confirmed that the DēLonghi dehumidifiers could reduce and maintain relative humidity within the standard’s criteria when they were repeatedly challenged with humidified air over 12 hours.
Electrical appliances that function by way of airflow can increase airborne allergen and particle levels through surface dust re-entrainment. For this reason, the standard test method includes assessment of the levels of airborne allergen and particles counts while the dehumidifier is operating. The environmental chamber was contaminated with test dust and the air was sampled following operation of the dehumidifier and a room disturbance procedure. The results showed that there was no significant increase in airborne allergen and particle counts compared to levels detected in the absence of an operating dehumidifier.
The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification program was launched in 2006 by Allergy Standards Ltd in partnership with the Asthma 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, Ingersol Rand, Samsung, Tarkett, Panasonic and Philips. We create value for clients through a number of collaborative strategies, including field research projects, environmental test chamber studies and licensing our own intellectual property. We specialise in studying the relationship between allergens, viruses, bacteria, moulds 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, we use this knowledge to improve products and services to make the indoor environment as healthy as possible.
The DēLonghi brand is based in Treviso, Italy, and is the global leader in espresso and comfort products. Highest quality, high Italian design and meaningful product innovations are the core values of the DēLonghi brand. DēLonghi is present in over 123 countries and creates products in three main categories: espresso, specialty cooking and home comfort. After more than a century of perfecting its products, DēLonghi remains committed to creating innovations that bring convenience and style into every customers’ home; making the everyday better. For more information visit www.delonghi.com.