asthma & allergy friendly™
The asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Standards support the overall concept of an allergen avoidance plan for people with asthma and allergies.
The proprietary series of Certification Standards, are developed by Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) and adopted by the Asthma Society of Canada (ASC) after a review and agreement by an independent Medical Review Panel. The asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program helps consumers identify products that have been proven more suitable for people with asthma and related allergic sensitivities. Certified products have been found to meet or exceed the independent asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Standards. In addition, all of the products' allergen claims have been reviewed and found to be accurate and clear for consumers to understand and the products can be identified by the presence of the distinctive Certification Mark on the packaging and promotional materials. Where applicable, the products also include clear, concise care instructions outlining how to maintain the items in a reduced allergen state. The number of Certification Standards continues to grow in order to encompass a wide range of products recommended by leading medical experts and healthcare organizations. The asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program reserves the right to regularly review and update its standards to incorporate advances in available technology and changes in the standards of care.