As an independent global health and safety organization, NSF tests and certifies products and writes standards for the food, water and consumer goods industries.
Appliances, Pool and Hot Tubs
From dishwashers, washing machines and dryers to pool and hot tub equipment, NSF certified products are tested for safety and performance.
Concerned about drinking water? NSF’s experts provide science-based information on water filters, water safety and bottled water.
NSF’s experts provide information about composting, recycling, rainwater collection and green cleaners.
Faucets and Plumbing
Certification for faucets, pipes and plumbing fixtures helps you find products that have been tested for safety and performance.
Reading and understanding labels can be challenging. Our public health experts share tips and tricks to help you sift through all the misinformation.
Germs and Cleaning
NSF’s scientists studied where germs hide and how to clean these areas to avoid getting sick.
Health and Beauty
Learn how certification helps you have safer cosmetics, organic shampoos and lotions, and vitamins and supplements.
Wastewater and Sewage Treatment
Learn how your septic system works, what treatment systems are certified and helpful guidance on water reuse and composting and incinerating toilets.
What Are NSF Standards and Why Are They Important?
Who Is NSF?
NSF was founded in 1944 as the National Sanitation Foundation to help standardize sanitation and food safety at a time when the United States had no national sanitation standards. As NSF expanded services beyond sanitation and became a global public health and safety organization, we changed our name to NSF in 1990.
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Consumers with questions about water filters, bottled water, faucets, dietary supplements, food safety, residential appliances or other consumer products are invited to contact our Consumer Affairs Office at +1 800 673 8010.Or send us a message