European Foundation awards the ECARF quality seal in a nationwide model project in Berlin the resort for allergy research, 17.05.2011 bad hindelang Allgau municipality received the ECARF quality seal for allergy-friendly today by the non-profit European Foundation for allergy research foundation in a ceremony. The ceremony took place in the framework of the pilot project “Development of guidelines and certification allergy-friendly municipalities”, funded by the Federal Ministry of food, agriculture and consumer protection. Dr. Gerd Muller, Parliamentary State Secretary at the German consumer Minister, paid tribute to the pilot projects as innovative and forward-looking. Nieman Foundation has much to offer in this field. In bad hindelang, allergy sufferers find excellent conditions for a pleasant stay. “, said Prof.
Dr. med.” Torsten Zambi, head of the Foundation of ECARF. The networked offer of allergy-friendly services significantly increased the quality of life of people suffering from allergies, that make a holiday in bad hindelang. The air of the climatic health resort thanks to the altitude is also extremely pollen – and mold spores arm and free from dust mites.” “Over 70 bath Hindelanger companies under the motto we get with!” in this pilot project. Both hotels and guest houses as restaurants, bakeries, butcher’s shops, Cafes and supermarkets have implemented based on latest scientific evidence and defined measures by the Foundation in their operations in the past few months. In several training courses, an allergist team of ECARF staff of interested service providers informed with what often simple and not necessarily more expensive means they can create an allergy-friendly offer. Allergy-friendly accommodation offers, for example, smoke – free and pet-free rooms with anti-allergic flooring and mite-tight protective covers for mattresses and bedding.
Participating food service providers offer their guests food and menus without the most common allergy-causing foods such as nuts, eggs and Celery and call on demand in detail the ingredients used. Visitors recognize participating companies on the basis of the clearly visible ECARF quality seal. To determine the effects of the certification of both the municipality and the visitors and to motivate other resorts, also allergy-friendly focus, the model project is scientifically. In 2008 the town of Baabe on the Baltic Sea Island of Rugen, in a pilot project by the Foundation of ECARF was awarded already world’s first allergy-friendly place. Allergies are the most common chronic disease in Europe. On average, an allergy-free lives in almost every second family in Europe, however, 90% of all patients be treated adequately or not medically. Photos from the event can be found from about 14: 00 on the 17.05.2011 under fileadmin/pressecenter/tmpl/gallery2/main.php/v/allergikerfreundliche_kommunen/ the digital press kit for the event, see de/pressezentrum/digitale_pressemappe.html more information about bad hindelang, see below about Foundation the European Centre for Foundation allergy research foundation certified since 2006 due to scientific criteria of the quality products and services that significantly improve the quality of life of people suffering from allergies, with the ECARF seal of quality. In addition ECARF allergy research and initiatives to improve the medical treatment of allergic diseases at the European level targeted support.