To enter the Brazil market, chemicals used to treat water for human consumption must meet the Ministry of Health’s sanitation and health effects criteria. The standard used to evaluate water treatment chemical products is ABNT NBR 15784.
ABNT NBR 15784: Produtos químicos utilizados no tratamento de água para consumo humano — Efeitos à saúde — Requisitos is the Brazilian national standard for evaluating the health effects of water treatment chemicals.
Chemical categories covered under this standard include:
Manufacturers looking to sell chemical water treatment products in Brazil are required to show compliance with ABNT NBR 15784 through product testing by an INMETRO-accredited laboratory. That’s where NSF can help.
NSF water testing provides:
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