The Asthma & Allergy Friendly Certification Program has launched a certification program application to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions. The app provides information about the allergy and asthma testing that has been done or certifications received by products on the market. The smartphone app is free to download.
The Asthma & Allergy Friendly Certification Program is administered by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America in partnership with the Allergy Standards Limited standards body. The program, created in 2006, tests and identifies consumer products that are suitable for those with asthma and allergies.
The Certification Program App lists certified products from the AAFCP ranging from cleaning products to flooring.
The app and the certification process focus on non-foods, which can be important and which are not required to be tested under federal law. Consumers are largely on their own with non-food products when it comes to allergies, the AAFA points out. Which is the reason their program was started.
"One of the greatest resources AAFA provides to millions of Americans is our asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program," said Michele Cassalia, Certification Program Director. "It's an amazing resource if you're thinking of building a new home, remodeling, redecorating or simply cleaning; there are things you can do to help keep your exposure to asthma triggers to a minimum."
A video detailing the certification program can be found at this link.
Source: Yahoo Finance