AAFA is the oldest and largest nonprofit patient organization for asthma and allergies in the world.
AAFA’s mission is to save lives and reduce the burden of disease for people with asthma and allergies through support, advocacy, education and research. The Certification Program is important to AAFA because it helps consumers identify products that will help control environmental exposure to allergens and asthma irritants. AAFA’s role in the program is three-fold:
- AAFA’s medical advisors and board of directors review and approve the standards developed for the Certification Program
- AAFA teaches about environmental control of allergens and irritants and indoor air quality
- AAFA advocates for healthier home policies