Polyscreen® Vision and Eco-Planet FR are now eligible to be part of a finished shade suitable to apply for asthma & allergy friendly®
The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program seeks to assist people to identify products that will make a genuine difference to their indoor environment. It develops certification standards for relevant categories of products, and all certified products undergo testing to those standards. They currently have 49 standards in the Certification Program, covering air-cleaning devices, building materials, cleaning products, electrical appliances, filters, textiles/toys, and services that can have an impact on the indoor air environment.
The Allergy Standard is written and approved by a medical and scientific advisory committee using best-in-class data. Each product is tested at an independent approved laboratory facility in compliance with the relevant standard in that product category.
About 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, and 26 million Americans suffer from asthma. Additionally, we spend an average of 90% of our time indoors, and unbelievably, indoor air can be two and half times more toxic than outdoor air.
Window shades are an essential part and play a very important role in the quality of the air we breathe. Considering the time that we spend indoors especially in today's world, roller shades fabricated with Polyscreen® Vision and Eco-Planet FR fabrics can reduce the exposure to dust mites and the allergies they produce.
Certified products are better choices for everyone – not just people with asthma or allergies. In order to be certified, products must show an added benefit and score in the top percentile of the relevant standard criteria to demonstrate their effectiveness, therefore ensuring that they contribute toward a healthier home environment, such as improving air quality or limiting exposure to toxic chemicals.