Stanley Steemer Research Project Announced by Airmid Healthgroup Coincides with President Obama's Meeting with Irish Prime Minister

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Research into indoor health announced during networking event with Irish PM.

“The data from the study is very impressive and validates the need for people to understand what a thorough cleaning can accomplish for asthma and allergy sufferers,”

President Obama had his traditional annual meeting with Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, during a St. Patrick's Day visit in Washington DC. A large number of Irish-American trade related events took place around the visit to highlight the recovery of the Irish economy, with particular focus on the growth of the med-tech and biomedical research sectors with American companies in Ireland.

Airmid healthgroup (AHG) was pleased to be among those attending the events. At a business networking lunch Dr John McKeon, Co-Founder of airmid healthgroup was delighted to introduce Joseph Gargiulo representing Stanley Steemer, to the Prime Minister and announce further research in the area of indoor aerobiology and indoor health. A recent airmid study involving Stanley Steemer was presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). The study found the Stanley Steemer deep cleaning process was proven to remove up to 97 percent of surface allergens. The study evaluated air and surface samples taken before and after hot water extraction in 20 U.S. homes. Additional findings revealed successful removal of 67 percent of airborne cat allergens as well. “This scientifically confirms what we’ve heard anecdotally from our customers with allergies and asthma for years,” said Justin Bates, president of Stanley Steemer, “and we are excited about moving into phase two of our research.”

This latest round of research is to look at broadening the data as well as developing novel technologies aimed at cleaning for a healthy home. The ultimate objective in phase two is to gain certification by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

“The data from the study is very impressive and validates the need for people to understand what a thorough cleaning can accomplish for asthma and allergy sufferers,” said Dr John McKeon, Co-Founder of airmid healthgroup, an independent biomedical research organization working with a number of U.S. companies. “We are delighted to make this announcement today as Stanley Steemer is at the forefront of research in this crucial health focused consumer issue.

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About airmid healthgroup
Airmid helps clients with products and services related to residential and commercial indoor environments to differentiate their customer offerings through health relevant marketing claims. Clients include Dyson Inc., LG Electronics and Kenmore. Airmid 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 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. For more information, visit

About Stanley Steemer
For more than 60 years, Stanley Steemer has been providing cleaning and restoration services for both residential and business environments. They offer multiple services, including carpet cleaning, hardwood cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, upholstery cleaning and air duct cleaning. They also provide water damage restoration services. The company has more than 300 locations throughout the United States and is based in Dublin, Ohio. For more information, visit or call 1-800-STEEMER

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