(PRWEB) February 25, 2011
Michael Breshgold, the USA Sales Manager of the asthma & allergy friendly(tm) Certification Program, will be attending the Vacuum Dealers Trade Associations (VDTA) annual event in Las Vegas from February 23-25. As the association is celebrating its 30th year, this year’s event will be an extra special occasion with exciting seminars, events and product launches.
“I am delighted to be attending this event to represent our Certification Program which has played an important role in fostering vacuum product quality improvements that benefit millions of people with asthma and allergies,” said Breshgold. “In fact, several vacuums that have been awarded our Certification Mark will be displaying it at the event this year.”
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), in partnership with Allergy Standards Ltd (ASL), , uses independent standards for testing a wide range of products from worldwide manufacturers to determine their suitability for families living with asthma and allergies. The asthma & allergy friendly(tm) Certification Program has already established standards and protocols for 14 different product types over the past 5 years, and continues to produce more. Visit http://www.aafa.org/certified for a full list of standards and protocol abstracts.
“Advancing the cause to create healthier indoor air is what drives us daily,” said, ASL’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. John McKeon. “We’re very pleased to be attending VDTA as vacuum cleaners are key to the growing number of consumer product manufacturers that are leading the way in this responsible effort. Now more than ever, as homes are sealed to maximize energy efficiency, it’s critical that the products we use are optimized to create the healthiest indoor air environments possible.”
Products bearing the Certification Mark prove that their products have undergone rigorous testing to determine their suitability for people with asthma and related allergies, to help reduce their exposure to indoor allergens and irritants – a critical quality-of-life issue for asthma and allergy patients.
About the Program
In 2006, the asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program was created by top medical experts and the oldest and largest not-for-profit, asthma and allergy patient advocacy organization in the world (AAFA) with the mission to empower asthma and allergy consumers to make an informed purchase decision when choosing environmental control products. The Certification Program independently tests and identifies consumer products that are more suitable for the 60+ million people in the United States living with asthma and allergies.
For more information please visit http://www.aafa.org/certified
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is the leading national nonprofit organization fighting asthma and allergic diseases. AAFA provides free information, conducts educational programs, fights for patients’ rights, and funds research to find better treatments and cures. Log on to http://www.aafa.org for more information.
ASL is an international certification and standards body that is passionately committed to improving the lives of people with asthma and allergy by providing our customers with evidence based international product certification programs. With our vertically integrated research facility we are expert in innovating with our clients in the fields of allergy, microbiology and all issues related health and the indoor environment. For more information please visit http://www.allergystandards.com
For Certification Program Sales Enquiries, Michael Breshgold, Sales Manager for the asthma and allergy friendly™ Certification Program, 212-796-6951 or cell 248-520-3552.
Scientific Enquiries please contact Dr. Tim Yeomans, Laboratory manager for Allergy Standards Ltd, timyeoamans(at)allergystandards(dot)com or + 353 1 633 6820
Media Enquiries please contact Mike Tringale, Vice President of External Affairs at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, mike(at)aafa(dot)org or 202-466-7643, x272.