Statement Regarding Flint Water System Lead Issue and Certification to NSF/ANSI Standard 53
NSF International, the public health and safety organization that tests and certifies residential drinking water filtration systems, has confirmed that the three water filters being distributed by officials in Flint, Michigan are currently certified by NSF International for lead reduction.
Specifically, Brita Faucet Filtration System, model number SAFF-100 (in white, black or chrome), the PUR Faucet Mount, model number FM-3700B, and the ZeroWater® 23-Cup Dispenser, model number ZD-018, are certified for lead reduction in accordance with NSF/ANSI 53 – Drinking Water Treatment Unit Standard for Health Effects.
Individuals wishing to verify that a specific filter is NSF certified can do so via the NSF website. Here are the links to verify each certification: Brita Faucet Filter System SAFF-100, PUR Faucet Water Filter System and the ZeroWater® 23-Cup Dispenser.
Consumers can contact NSF International at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 800.673.8010 for any additional questions.
For media requests regarding NSF International, please contact Liz Nowland-Margolis at email@example.com or +1 734.418.6624.
Additionally, NSF International has other drinking water safety resources for the consumer:
- Listing of NSF International certified products to reduce lead in water
- Lead in drinking water (discusses sources of lead, home treatment options, etc.)
- Changing water filters
- Guide to contaminant reduction claims
- Standards for water treatment systems
- Understanding Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs)