Below is a gallery of current NSF infographics. These are provided as a free resource to help individuals and families live safer, healthier lives.
Students Earn a "D" for Disgusting
NSF International’s Applied Research Center (ARC) has completed its third germ study, this time with a new focus: college off-campus housing. NSF International studied germs in these homes to determine which germs are present and what areas of the home are the germiest.
Playing it Safe in Sports: Cautionary Tales of Unintentional Doping
Athletes and the supplements that they take are under more scrutiny than ever before. This infographic illustrates the increased testing athletes are being subjected to and how accidental doping as a result of taking a contaminated supplement is preventable.
How Much Do You Know About Gluten?
Gluten-free diets are increasingly popular, whether as a personal choice or a necessity for those who suffer from celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. A recent NSF International survey indicated that 90 percent of Americans have heard of gluten, but about half (54 percent) define gluten incorrectly or are simply not sure what it is.
Consumer Concerns About Emerging Contaminants
Eighty two percent of consumers report that they are concerned about the negative effects emerging contaminants may have on their health. Contaminants of most concern include pesticides and herbicides followed by prescription/OTC drugs and detergents.
Expiration Dates Survey Results
NSF surveyed 1,000 Americans to find out how well they understand common food labeling dates and whether they were truly paying attention to these dates when it came to purchasing, storing and consuming food items in their homes.
Five Steps to a Safer Pool and Spa
Last year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that more than 200 children ages 1-14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa. No matter how many years you have owned a pool, don’t take safety for granted. Take advantage of today’s latest products and technologies and follow these tips to help keep your pool and spa safer.
Workplace Flu Survey Results
NSF surveyed 1,000 employed Americans to find out their views on going to work sick and found that illness doesn’t keep most home.
Germiest Places in the Kitchen (2013 NSF Germ Study)
As part of its 2013 NSF International Germ Study, NSF's microbiology team analyzed several kitchen appliances and tools for the presence of foodborne pathogens. This infographic reveals which common kitchen appliances and tools used to store and prepare food can harbor organisms that cause foodborne illness if not cleaned properly. [LINK]
Germiest Places in the Home (2011 NSF Germ Study)
In 2011, NSF International conducted a "Germiest Places in the Home" study to identify germ hot spots in the home. Twenty-two families were asked to swab 30 household items ranging from kitchen surfaces to cell phones to pet items. This infographic shows where the highest concentration of germs is hiding in homes.
The Dangers of Pool Drains
Although swimming pools and spas can be healthy and fun for the whole family, the Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that almost 300 children under the age of 5 drown in swimming pools each year and thousands are injured. NSF created this infographic to explain the actions that pool users can take to reduce the risk of drowning, injury or illness.
The Growth of Organic
October 2012 marked the 10th year USDA oversight of organic certification in the U.S. In celebration of this milestone, Quality Assurance International (QAI), a leading certifier of organic and gluten-free products with 23 years of experience and part of the NSF family of companies, created this infographic summarizing the growth of the organic industry in the past 10 years.