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Causes: Disaster Aid

Mission: Nsf international is dedicated to being the leading global provider of public health and safety-based risk management solutions, while serving the interests of all stakeholders. These stakeholders include the public, the business community, and government agencies.

Programs: The nsf water division certifies products that come into contact withdrinking water; such products include plumbing components, water treatment chemicals, drinking water filters, and pool & spa equipment. Nsf pioneered the development of the american national standards for all materials and products which treat (or come in contact with) drinking water, to help protect public health and the environment, and minimize adverse health effects. In 1990, the u. S. Epa replaced its own drinking water product advisory program with these nsf standards. Today, most plumbing codes require certification to nsf standards for pipes and plumbing components in commercial and residential buildings.

the nsf food safety division of the not-for-profit nsf international includes both food equipment and nonfood compounds certification. The food equipment program tests and certifies food equipment products for acceptance across the us, europe and other global markets. The nonfood compounds program offers risk management solutions for nonfood compounds and proprietary substances (i. E. Lubricants, cleaners and water treatment chemicals used if food and beverage processing).

the nsf health sciences division offers reference standards, certification, training, consulting, research/development, and auditing services for the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries.

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A commercialized enterprise masquerading as a not for profit. Just look at the compensation for the top executives and officers. $2,500,000 for the CEO, $500,000 to $700,000 for vice presidents. $38,000 per year for each board member with a 2 hour per week commitment.

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