What to look for in an allergy vacuum cleaner

Dyson technology for people with asthma and allergies

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No dusty bags to empty

Dyson vacuums are bagless. Other vacuums may have bags, which cause suction loss. They can also be unhygienic to change. With a Dyson vacuum there are no dusty vacuum bags to handle. Dyson machines also empty at the touch of a button – minimizing contact with dust.

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Dyson microbiology lab

At the Dyson Research and Development center, 450 engineers and scientists look for new ways to solve everyday problems. A dedicated microbiology lab plays a vital role.

Here, Dyson microbiologists cultivate and study household allergens. They have a dust mite farm, where they breed house dust mites (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus), feeding them a mixture of yeast and dog biscuit and keeping them in their favorite conditions: 77°F and 75%+ relative humidity. They use the allergenic dust mite feces for cyclone and performance testing.

The experiments they carry out help Dyson develop vacuum cleaners that meet asthma & allergy friendly™ certification standards according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

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Dyson asthma and allergy accreditations

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Dyson uprights and canisters meet or exceed standards for effectively removing allergen-containing dust from carpets. They are certified asthma & allergy friendly™ by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

What the certification means

Dyson vacuums certified asthma & allergy friendly™ are independently tested to the ASP:03:01 Vacuum Cleaner Certification Standard for their ability to reduce allergenic and irritant materials. Tests are carried out on machines to ensure allergy removal remains high throughout use.

What the certification covers

Tests cover the removal of allergen-containing test dust from carpets, levels of airborne allergens during vacuuming, filtration integrity, cleaning performance when the bin is almost full, and the risk of allergen exposure during bin emptying. Dyson machines meet or exceed the strict criteria for all these tests.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is the leading patient advocacy group for people with asthma and allergic diseases.

For more information, visit www.aafa.org

Other asthma and allergy accreditations

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British Allergy Foundation

Dyson upright and canister vacuums are approved by the British Allergy Foundation (BAF). The BAF have also validated Dyson’s asthma and allergy research, which helps develop even better technology for removing household allergens.

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National Asthma Council Australia

Dyson upright and canister vacuums are approved by the National Asthma Council Australia's Sensitive Choice program. It helps people make lifestyle choices that may help them manage asthma and allergies better.

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Asthma Society of Canada™

Dyson uprights and canisters meet or exceed standards for effectively removing allergen-containing dust from carpets. They are certified asthma & allergy friendly™ by the Asthma Society of Canada™.

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Service Allergie Suisse

Service Allergie Suisse has developed stringent criteria, detailing how allergy vacuums should really work. To gain approval, vacuums must provide constant suction and separation performance to ensure no loss of effectiveness.