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2014-04-07 12:33:05

Stanley Steemer's Carpet Cleaning Process Effectively Removes an Average of 94 Percent of Common Household Allergens DUBLIN, Ohio, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanley Steemer(®) has announced it is the first carpet cleaning service to meet the standards adopted by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to earn the asthma & allergy friendly(TM) Certification Standard for Professional Carpet Cleaning. Stanley Steemer Spot Remover(TM) also earned AAFA's asthma &...

Louisville, Kentucky Named Allergy Capital Of The United States
2014-04-01 07:30:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each year in the United States millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, with some cities being more problematic than others. An annual “Allergy Capitals” research project developed by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) identifies which cities are the “most challenging places to live with allergies.” Each year AAFA compiles a list of the 100 cities in the US that affect allergy sufferers the...

2014-03-31 08:29:31

New Spring Allergy Capitals Report is a Reminder that Sneezin' Season is Already Here Despite a Winter that Won't Give Up WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- So much for "out like a lamb" this March. Polar vortexes, blizzard bombs, Arctic leaking, weather whiplash. All of these terms have been used recently to explain colder-than-usual temperatures and lingering winter conditions nationwide, even though the vernal equinox - the first day of spring - has already arrived. But...

2013-10-21 12:25:37

Anaphylaxis is More Common than Many Thought, Most Patients are Not Prepared WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A novel study by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI), finds that severe life-threatening allergic reactions - anaphylaxis - are common in the U.S. According to the peer-reviewed study, anaphylaxis very likely occurs in nearly 1-in-50 Americans (1.6%), and the rate is...

2013-10-15 23:03:01

Rappelling Event on Nov. 16 at Westin Arlington Gateway Offers Once-in-a-lifetime Thrill and Benefits Food Allergy Research & Education programs. McLean, VA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Rappelling -- it’s not just for rescue workers, thrill seekers and reality television contestants. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is offering gutsy Washington, D.C. metro area residents a high-rise adventure by launching its first Over the Edge fundraising event next month. Participants,...

Worst Cities For Allergies 2013
2013-09-18 12:46:54

[ Watch the Video: Is Your City High On The Allergy List? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Dayton, Ohio – the Midwest US appears to be the worst place for fall allergies this year, according to a new list from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The list ranked Wichita, Kansas as the No. 1 worst city for fall allergies in 2013, followed by Jackson, Mississippi and Knoxville, Tennessee. To create the list, the...

2013-09-17 12:29:20

Fall Allergy Capitals Report Ranks Most Challenging Cities for Allergies LANDOVER, Md., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This fall could be a perfect storm for allergy sufferers, as global warming conditions boost ragweed levels and fall storms and tornadoes disperse allergens and outdoor mold, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The 2013 Fall Allergy Capitals(TM) report released today by AAFA ranks the most challenging cities to live in with allergies...

2013-09-09 23:18:14

DiscountFurnaceFilter.com now offers Certified Asthma and Allergy-Friendly Lysol air filters necessary for keeping homes dust and allergen free. Monroe, Ohio (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 DiscountFurnaceFilter.com, a premier online store in the indoor air quality industry, is proud to now carry Lysol products. DiscountFurnaceFilter.com now offers Certified Asthma and Allergy-Friendly Lysol air filters necessary for keeping homes dust and allergen free. This product-line features must-have...

2013-08-21 23:17:57

National program seeks to say FAREwell to food allergies with more than 60 family-friendly FARE Walk for Food Allergy events across the country. McLean, VA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 In communities nationwide, the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Walk for Food Allergy, presented by Mylan, is bringing together thousands of Americans to raise critical funds and awareness for life-threatening food allergies. This national program raises funds to create educational resources, advance...

2013-08-08 16:21:50

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnsonite®, the commercial arm of Tarkett and provider of the world's most integrated high-performance flooring systems, recently received asthma & allergy friendly(TM) certification for its iQ((TM)) vinyl flooring and I.D. Inspiration(TM) luxury vinyl plank flooring lines. Johnsonite is currently the only commercial flooring manufacturer to receive asthma & allergy friendly(TM) certification. Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), in...