NSF International

Mission

NSF International, founded as the National Sanitation Foundation at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 1944, is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, that develops standards, provides independent inspection, testing and product certification services, and delivers education and training in public health and safety. NSF focuses on food, water, indoor air, and the environment. NSF delivers inspection, testing and certification services in 80 countries. NSF is widely recognized for its scientific and technical expertise in the health and environmental sciences. Its professional staff includes engineers, chemists, microbiologists, toxicologists, and environmental health professionals with broad experience both in public and private organizations. NSF is a WHO Collaborating Center for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environments. NSF works closely with federal agencies on green chemistry, sustainability programs and other environmental health aspects.

Organization Type Other Organization Type

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Stan Hazan
hazan@nsf.org
Secondary Contact
Jane Wilson

Address 789 N. Dixboro Road
Ann Arbor, MI
48105
United States
Website www.nsf.org
Phone 1-734-769-8010
Fax
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

None to date.

Fuels/Technologies: N/A Technology Neutral
Sectors of Experience: Education
Environment
Water
Countries of Operation: Costa Rica
Mexico
Brazil
Chile
Peru
China
India
Thailand
Canada
United States
Belgium
Italy
United Kingdom

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

None to date.


Market development for improved cooking technologies:

None to date.


Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

NSF has developed U.S. national standards for food equipment - cooking equipment from the standpoint of hygiene (materials, construction, performance, cleanability, etc). NSF also evaluates these products to determine compliance with these and other standards.


Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

None to date.

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

Our Contribution to the Partnership

NSF has considerable standards development resources to offer. NSF can also help construct product testing and certification programs for the evaluation of new products or technologies.