While we present results based on Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG), we also use precautionary guidelines, which are often more sensitive than ADWG. Additionally, background levels of elements in water are also compared to. These show levels of an element like Lead (Pb) for instance, in water, that is a more natural level i.e. before man-made contamination. This significantly pushes a result interpretation in a direction of prioritising human (and animal) health.
Toxtest has been created from the ground up to support and benefit the general public and cut through red tape when it comes to testing our water and soil and indeed ourselves.
Here is an example test result for Nitrate, Nitrite, Phosphate and Ammonia. Included is extensive background information on these chemicals; Blue baby syndrome (Methaemoglobinaemia) and Blue-green Algae (Cyanobacteria blooms and intracellular toxins like Microcystins) are discussed in context to excess Nitrates and Phosphates in the water.
Contact Toxtest & Toxno founder, Hartmut Michael Günther directly. We also have extensive support linked to each test - see hair test support page as an example
We are the only Laboratory in Australia actually analysing human and animal hair (also called Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis or HTMA). Metals, heavy metals and minerals (32 in total) are analysed with result presented in a way that is transparent, innovative and health focussed. Cost is under $100. See the Hair Test Support FAQs for eye-opening details
Many of us have little idea about what we are exposed to and the health consequences that ensure. Testing removes uncertainty and opens solutions. Corporations with vested economic interests and governments chanting the mantra of "economy above all" often downplay the real health issues from small but consistant and cumulative chemical exposures. Poison the water, spray the food, kill the insects, burn the trees and coal and ignore the climate.
Toxtest collaborates with Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL), a NATA certified laboratory and devision of Southern Cross University in Lismore, NSW, Australia. Result presentation is visually rich, informative and prioritises human health.
In the spirit of transparency, interactivity, disseminating new research and constant innovation, all results are de-identified and presented online. Live Links embedded within results, link to our sister site, Toxno, providing extensive exposure route and health information for all chemicals tested.
We test many mediums like water, soil, dust, human and animal hair, food, plants and soon medications and supplements. And we test and look for many known substances and toxic chemicals like PFAS/PFOS, pesticides, nitrates, phosphates, chlorine, fluoride, blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria), Ecoli bacteria and more.
However, a core theme that runs through all the mediums we interact with in daily life is that they are made up entirely of only 118 elements. Some of these elements are essential human nutrients like Calcium and Magnesium while others are toxic like Arsenic and Lead and still others can be radioactive like Uranium and Thorium. These elements are the building blocks of the entire Earth and indeed our human body and they are the lowest common denominator - they can't be broken down any further.
As such we have chosen 32 of these elements to feature as a core test and theme across all mediums we interact with daily. Core 32 metal order forms are at end of this page. This is informed by the rationale that some of these elements, also called metals, metalloids and minerals are on the one hand necessary while on the other hand some are toxic.
Unfortunately we can be increasingly and unknowingly exposed to the toxic metals like Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic and Mercury. Each geographical location and community is different and often resultant health consequences are worse for expectant mothers and young children. The WHO lists these four metals in the top ten of the chemicals currently of most concern on the planet. And we test for them as part of the 32 elements in our core tests.
Every medium we test - water, soil, dust, human and animal hair - has or soon will have, its own page. Every page has details of the tests available, the relevant order forms and which elements/substances are tested. And every test has visualised results unique to the test. A few example pages follow and more in menu at top. Core 32 metal order forms are at end of this page. And example results are opposite.
Owner: Hartmut Michael Günther
Support from OS: (+61) 4 39 54 7788
Support in OZ: 0439 54 7788
Business Name: Toxtest
Australia ABN: 58 845 464 564
Address: Suite 3, 214 Beardy Street,
Armidale, 2350, NSW, Australia
FAX: (61) 2 6526 2123
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All sampling & delivery instructions are on the order forms on this site.
Samples are sent to -
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Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL)
Ground floor, N Block, Military Road
EAST LISMORE NSW 2480
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Toxtest acknowledges First Nation Australians as having deep knowledge of this land and its water and a profound wisdom borne of thousands of years of living in harmony with the landscape and its animals. May we learn from you before we stuff it up completely.
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