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New testing protocol for Feather and Down Filled Bedding
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Mar '11
The asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program announced that it has developed and adopted a certification standard and testing protocol for Feather and Down Filled Bedding.

The asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program – administered by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in partnership with the international research organization, Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) – is an independent, non-exclusive certification program created to scientifically test and identify consumer products that are more suitable for people with asthma and allergies.

For many years, the medical community has only recommended bedding items with synthetic fill for people with asthma and allergy to prevent exposure to common allergens, including mites and proteins that may be present in traditional fill. However, technological advancements and regulations in the production process of certain modern feather and down has resulted in a more uniform and refined natural down product.

"Our testing finally provides a way to determine the level of allergenic proteins in feather and down products," according to Mike Tringale, Vice President at AAFA, "which is a major advancement for the bedding industry, and a benefit to our patients and families."

In addition to the reduced allergen fill, all certified asthma & allergy friendly pillows are constructed with a proven allergen barrier fabric and have demonstrated the ability to withstand the recommended wash and dry frequency included with each product.

In conjunction with this announcement, Hollander Home Fashions has unveiled the first feather and down filled bedding certified asthma & allergy friendly as part of its new line of high-performance natural filled products at this week's Home Fashion Products Association (HFPA) Spring Market in New York City.

"Our dedicated long-time partnership with the Certification Program has enabled us to grow our business and allergen control product offerings in the basic bedding category while providing a better value added product to the consumer," said Beth Mack, Chief Merchandising Officer of Hollander Home Fashions.

In addition to the use of certified bedding products, allergen reduction tips include removing pets from the bedroom, minimizing the use of candles and wood fires, using certified HEPA air cleaners, frequent vacuuming and the regular washing of bedding at temperatures above 130°F.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America


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