Cheryl Luptowski

  • Home Safety Expert
  • NSF International
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan   
  • Website


Contact me for: Consumer health and safety information

Cheryl Luptowski is the Public Information Officer/Home Safety Expert for NSF International, an independent public health and safety organization that writes standards and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Certified products include, home kitchen products and appliances, toys, drinking water treatment, dietary supplement safety and sustainability. She handles more than 10,000 consumer inquiries annually on a wide range of consumer health and safety-related issues. Cheryl has been interviewed as a home expert in national print, online and radio and has authored many articles and fact sheets with tips for healthier living. She is the face behind “Ask NSF,” NSF’s online Q & A portal and chairs the NSF Consumer Advisory Panel.

Cheryl began working for NSF in 1999 after spending several years working in both the public and private sector. Early in her career she worked as a certified water treatment plant operator, strengthening her passion for drinking water safety. Cheryl holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cleary University in Ann Arbor and has completed several graduate courses in food science through Michigan State University.

Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment. Additional everyday home health and safety information can be found at

Expert Articles by Cheryl Luptowski


Before buying dietary supplements, follow this advice
Dietary supplements have become very popular in recent years as consumers have become more interested in leading healthier lives. Looking for certified supplements takes the guesswork out of choosing ...
Energy drinks are not sodas or sports drinks: Consume carefully
If you choose to consume energy drinks, carefully read labels and thoroughly research the contents. Understand that these products are not like other beverages, but rather are considered dietary suppl...

Food Allergies

How to safely adopt a gluten-free diet and lifestyle
A gluten-free diet is a necessity for many people, so being properly informed and armed with the facts about gluten is a must if you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance or sensitivities. Even fo...

Home Emergency, Preparedness, and Recovery

How to prepare and survive a hurricane or other natural disaster
A natural disaster can be scary because of the unknown factor. Yet even amidst uncertainty, there are ways to plan and prepare so you can protect yourself and your family during and after any possible...

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