The Foundation also recommends those with asthma and allergies look out for products approved by its Sensitive Choice® programme, marked by a blue butterfly. Products demonstrate a potential benefit for people with asthma or allergies, and most importantly aren’t harmful.
“People can rest assured that if they see a blue butterfly on the packaging of a product – it’s asthma and allergy friendly,” says Demetriou.
The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ established Sensitive Choice® in New Zealand 10 years ago. Products approved by Sensitive Choice® have gone through an extensive advisory panel process that uses current research as a basis for approval.
For further advice on minimising exposure to triggers in your home visit sensitivechoice.co.nz.