It seems like everyone wants to tell you that their products are allergy friendly these days. The term ‘hypoallergenic’ is used so much that I now consider it a meaningless term. Living in a home with people with both allergies and asthma, I would like to know what products are truly good for us. Wouldn’t you?
Recently, I found out about a group that is certifying household products. Read this from their brochure:
When you see the asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Mark on a product you know that it has been scientifically tested and proven to be more suitable for individuals with asthma and related allergic sensitivities.
The asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program is operated by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL).
As of this writing, they have created certification standards for: mattresses, stuffed toys, pillows, comforters, pillow encasings and protectors, mattress pads and encasings, floor coverings, vacuum cleaners, air cleaners, paints, cleaning products, mattress covers, dehumidifiers, feather pillows and washing machines.
Do you and your family have allergies or asthma? Check out the asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program before you buy any more household products.