The easy-to-use guide is provided in response to the Flint water issue and lists water filters that are certified by NSF International to reduce lead in drinking water

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - NSF International has published an easy-to-use consumer guide to water filters that have been tested and certified by NSF International to reduce lead in drinking water. This guide also explains the NSF standards and the process by which NSF International verifies a filter’s ability to reduce lead in drinking water.

The guide lists the water filters certified by NSF International for lead reduction along with the proper replacement cartridge (element) that should be used with each system. It includes information about the different types of NSF certified water filtration systems to help consumers know which system best fits their home or business. Additionally, the guide includes information about the importance of replacing filter cartridges (elements) and NSF International’s robust testing and certification process. The guide will be updated when new products have been certified. The link to the guide can be found here: http://www.nsf.org/info/leadfiltrationguide.

IMPORTANT: NSF International would like to remind everyone using NSF certified water filters that it is important to change the filter regularly, according to the manufacturer’s recommended filter capacity, in order for the filters to continue to reduce lead and other contaminants for which they are certified.

Consumers can email info@nsf.org with any questions about water filters NSF certified for the reduction of lead.

Editor’s Note: Media seeking additional information or to arrange interviews can contact Liz Nowland-Margolis at media@nsf.org or +1 734-418-6624.

About NSF International: NSF International is an independent global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, drinking water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 165 countries, NSF International is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.