DUST TESTING: This article has been significantly updated on our new Toxtest Dust Testing page in March 2021 - see DUST TESTING in AUSTRALIA
Dust Testing in Australia is now affordable for Families. The new Toxtest Dust Testing page shows Example Results that are visually innovative and sensitive enough to pick up interior and exterior contamination and focuses on the environments we spend the most time in - Workspaces, Schools, Offices and our Homes.
About Toxno, Toxtest and Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL)
Toxno, Toxtest and Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL) at Southern Cross University in Lismore, NSW, Australia, collaborate to provide innovation and an Australian first in hair, water, soil/compost or dust testing of 32 heavy metals and minerals. Our Hair or Water analysis is AU$98. Order forms can be downloaded below.
All results are published (de-identified) online and updated regularly as new health or exposure route information becomes available for each metal/mineral. All results are dynamic, contain instructions, have full support and contain clickable links to current health and exposure information for each metal/mineral.
Hair results are live and use innovative moving graphical visualisations, while our water and soil analyses concurrently visualise your results based on human, animal and agricultural guidelines - a true Australian innovation. See a large list of example Hair, Water, Soil and Dust results.
For the first time in Australia, human and animal hair testing is available to the public using the absolute latest Perkin Elmer Inductively Coupled Plasma–Mass Spectrometer at Environmental Analysis Laboratories in Lismore, Australia. Instrument detection limits are at or below the single part per trillion (ppt) level for many of substances tested.
Because this test and the expertise is now available in Australia, we can keep the cost under $100. Doctors, veterinarians, health practitioners and trainers can utilise these tests for their clients.
Additional and follow-up tests are available that assess the same 32 metals - this maintains consistency and makes tracking of possible exposures more efficacious. Download test order forms here. Each test covers MERCURY, CADMIUM, LEAD, ARSENIC plus other Heavy Metals, Metalloids and Minerals (32 in total).
Animal and Pet Hair Testing is now also available
CONTAMINATED DUST EXPOSURE SOURCES
Legacy paints or contaminated urban soil around the home