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Recent studies and news reports have many Americans concerned about the possibility of contaminants in their drinking water. Fortunately, a wide variety of residential drinking water treatment and filtration devices are available. But how do consumers choose a filter that is sure to work?
NSF, the global public health organization that led the development of national drinking water standards in the United States, independently tests and certifies drinking water treatment units and filters so consumers can be sure the products do what the manufacturers say they will do. This is especially important for filters and devices that claim to reduce potentially harmful contaminants like arsenic, lead, PFOA, PFOS, microcystin and radium.
NSF’s drinking water filtration experts offer these tips to consumers who want to reduce potentially harmful contaminants in their water supply:
Go to NSF’s Consumer Resources page to find water treatment units and filters that are NSF certified to reduce specific contaminants.
Consumers with questions about water filters and independent certification can call NSF’s Consumer Information Hotline at +1 800 673 8010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSF (nsf.org) is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. With locations in more than 30 countries, NSF is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.