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Here’s to My 10th Birthday!

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4.18.16 Bert 10th Birthday Image Bert in Party HatThis spring allergy season marks the 10th anniversary of AAFA’s asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program. In honor of Bert’s (that’s me!) 10th birthday, we will be giving away AllerZip Smooth Mattress Encasements and Pillow Protectors to one winner for their ENTIRE home!  

The 60 million Americans with asthma and allergies have learned to trust Certified products and services when they see the Certification Mark on a product. These Certified products and services have been tested against strict scientific standards and shown to be suitable for families with asthma or allergies.

In 10 years, the program has:

Broadened options for those with asthma and allergies.

  • We tested and Certified over 300 products,
  • For over 25 manufacturers,
  • In over 22 various product categories that are vital to a healthy home.

Shaped the allergen-reduction product market.

  • The program developed over 30 product category standards that are peer-reviewed.
  • Certified products appear in over 20 retailers nationwide.

“I am proud of the impact the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program has had over the past 10 years,” says Dr. Cary Sennett, CEO of AAFA. “To provide patients living with asthma and allergies a trusted source for suitable products is vital to AAFA’s mission. I am optimistic and excited to see the expansion of our program over the next 10 years.”

Follow AAFA’s asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program Facebook page to learn how to enter for your chance to win AllerZip Smooth Mattress Encasements and Pillow Protectors for your entire home. Visit



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