Toxicology Risk Assessments

  • Overview
  • Benefits of Toxicology Assessments
  • Why Work With NSF?
  • Risk Assessment Process

NSF International is widely recognized for scientific and technical expertise in the health and environmental sciences. Our toxicologists are highly skilled professionals trained in toxicology, regulatory affairs, chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, biology and engineering in both the public and private sectors. We provide specialized toxicology risk assessments for dietary supplement products and ingredients.

Benefits of Toxicology Assessments

Our experienced toxicologists, chemists and microbiologists can evaluate your ingredients and products for any potential adverse health or environmental effects from naturally occurring or synthetic agents in your manufacturer’s formulations. Risk assessment typically includes an estimate of the probability of harm and a clear description of the various assumptions and uncertainties that go into the risk assessment. This can provide risk managers at your manufacturing facility a rational basis for making decisions about managing the use of chemicals or physical agents to protect public health in the dietary supplement industry.

Your company can use our toxicology risk assessments to evaluate the risk of potentially harmful substances during raw material purchase and product formulation, and as a useful tool in the event of any negative press about your company’s products.

Why Work With NSF?

Our risk assessment team can educate scientists, regulators, the media and the public on the importance of the use of sound science in risk assessment. We can format the risk assessment to meet your company's particular needs, assigning your company a personal NSF project manager and team of toxicologists and laboratory experts to walk you through the entire process.

We upload all of your data and reports to a private online account, where you and your chosen authorities can access them at any time. All work is confidential and protected, yet easily accessible for the account authority.

As an ANSI-accredited standards-developing body, we have strong relationships with regulators, manufacturers and consumers. This gives us unique insight into the dietary supplement industry that is essential for helping your company through the toxicological risk assessment process.

Risk Assessment Process

Our expert toxicologists play a vital role in establishing stewardship for your products using the following process:

  1. Material formulation review
  2. Evaluation of product test results
  3. Preparation with external peer review of oral risk assessment documents for unregulated contaminants

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