At Multipure, we often talk about NSF Standards and NSF Certification, as NSF International is the leading authority when it comes to the testing and verification of drinking water treatment systems. For this Multipure Spotlight article, we are going to take a look at some of the numbers and statistics related to NSF.

NSF International Overview

  • 76 years in existence: NSF International was founded in 1944 as the “National Sanitation Foundation”
  • 30 years of international reach: NSF became NSF International in 1990
  • 80 public health and safety standards developed by NSF and ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
  • 150 countries served by NSF
  • 165,000 square feet of laboratory space operated by NSF
  • 1,200 staff members, including microbiologists, toxicologists, chemists, engineers, food safety specialists, and environmental and public health professionals.
  • 7 NSF Divisions: Food Safety, Water, Health Sciences, Consumer Products, Sustainability, International Strategic Registrations, and Education and Training
  • 58 NSF product and system categories

 

 

NSF Water Safety Numbers

  • 15 NSF water and wastewater categories
  • 13 NSF Drinking Water Treatment Unit and Water Filter standards
  • 6 contaminants tested under NSF/ANSI Standard 42 – Aesthetic Effects
  • 65 contaminants tested under NSF/ANSI Standard 53 – Health Effects
  • 15 contaminants tested under NSF/ANSI Standard 401 – Emerging Compounds/Incidental Contaminants
  • 3 contaminants tested under NSF Standard P231 – Microbiological Water Purifiers

 

 

NSF-certified Drinking Water Treatment Product Numbers*

  • 13,709 drinking water systems certified by NSF
  • 10,323 products certified for NSF Std. 42
  • 2,098 products certified for NSF Std. 53
  • 655 products certified for NSF Std. 401
  • 17 products certified for NSF Std. P231

 

 

 

 

NSF-certified Drinking Water Treatment Products: Contaminant Combination Numbers*

  • 1050 products certified for Cyst and Lead reduction
  • 636 products certified for Cyst, Lead, and Mercury reduction
  • 266 products certified for Cyst, Lead, Mercury, and Asbestos reduction
  • 70 products certified for Cyst, Lead, Mercury, Asbestos, MTBE, and VOC reduction
  • 14 products certified for Cyst, Lead, Mercury, Asbestos, MTBE, VOC, PCB, and Chloramine reduction
  • 6 products certified for Cyst, Lead, Mercury, Asbestos, MTBE, VOC, PCB, Chloramine, Arsenic V, and Emerging Contaminant reduction
  • 1 product (Multipure Aqualuxe) certified for Cyst, Lead, Mercury, Asbestos, MTBE, VOC, PCB, Chloramine, Arsenic V, Emerging Contaminants, and PFOA/PFOS/Microcystin

 

 

NSF-certified Drinking Water Treatment Companies: Contaminant Combination Numbers*

  • 96 companies with products certified for Cyst and Lead reduction
  • 47 companies with products certified for Cyst, Lead, and Mercury reduction
  • 32 companies with products certified for Cyst, Lead, Mercury, and Asbestos reduction
  • 15 companies with products certified for Cyst, Lead, Mercury, Asbestos, MTBE, and VOC reduction
  • 5 companies with products certified for Cyst, Lead, Mercury, Asbestos, MTBE, VOC, PCB, and Chloramine reduction
  • 4 companies with products certified for Cyst, Lead, Mercury, Asbestos, MTBE, VOC, PCB, Chloramine, and Arsenic V reduction
  • 3 companies with products certified for Cyst, Lead, Mercury, Asbestos, MTBE, VOC, PCB, Chloramine, Arsenic V, and Emerging Contaminant reduction
  • 1 company (Multipure) with products certified for Cyst, Lead, Mercury, Asbestos, MTBE, VOC, PCB, Chloramine, Arsenic V, Emerging Contaminants, and PFOA/PFOS/Microcystin

 

*Numbers current as of April 15, 2020