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Walter Franklin Snyder


Founder of The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF International)
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Walter F. Snyder grew up in Toledo and moved to Ann Arbor in the early 1940s where he became a founder of The National Sanitation Foundation at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health. Today, NSF International is one of the most trusted names in public health, writing national standards and testing and certifying products to help ensure the safety of food and drinking water, dietary supplements, and consumer goods all over the world.


The Walter F. Snyder Award for Achievement in Attaining Environmental Quality is presented annually by the National Environmental Health Association and NSF International. The Award is presented to a recipient recognized by peers for outstanding accomplishments in the fields of health and the environment.


To learn more about Snyder and NSF International, click here.

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