32 Heavy Metals & Minerals Analysed from Toxtest

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Toxtest and Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL), a NATA certified laboratory and devision of Southern Cross University in Lismore, NSW, Australia, collaborate to provide affordable water testing for the public. Result presentation is visually rich, informative and prioritises human health. The Core Water Test analyses 32 heavy metals & minerals. Our sister site, Toxno, provides extensive exposure route and health effects information for all chemicals tested.

Test cost is $98 which includes extensive interactive report. You can download the order form , fill it out and send directly to our lab along with your Water sample. Further details are on the Toxtest site. You pay the Lab directly via the form.

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Elements Tested | Total Acid Extractable ICPMS | Antimony (Sb), Silver (Ag), Arsenic (As), Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Chromium (Cr), Copper (Cu), Manganese (Mn), Nickel (Ni), Selenium (Se), Zinc (Zn), Mercury (Hg), Iron (Fe), Aluminium (Al), Lithium (Li), Beryllium (Be), Boron (B), Vanadium (V), Cobalt (Co), Strontium (Sr), Molybdenum (Mo), Barium (Ba), Thallium (TL), Bismuth (Bi), Thorium (Th), Uranium (U), Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Potassium (K), Sodium (Na), Sulphur (S), Phosphorus (P) PLUS a calculated estimate of Water Hardness

Sources of Drinking Water

Here we outline the many ways we get water to drink. Each has its own set of challenges when it comes to making sure the water is healthy and free from impurities and contaminants. These points will be covered in more details over the coming months.


  • Tap Water or Town Water

    Updated October 2019

    Quality of Town Water is informed by the latest Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) yet maintained and to some degree enforced, by the states and territories, water boards/authorities and local councils. States like NSW , also have there own, more specific guidelines.
    Tap water off course can be town, bore, tank, stream, filtered water etc.

  • Ground water, Bore water or Well water


    Ground Water sources can contain heavy metals, other chemicals and radioactivity, depending on the geology. According to NSW Health , groundwater supplies should undergo comprehensive water quality testing to ensure suitability for drinking water purposes.

    Groundwater Fact Sheet - NSW Health, ToxtestClick to enlarge From NSW Health – Groundwater Treatment Fact Sheet
    Aquifer and Bore interrelationships
  • Surface Water


    Surface water is water that collects on the ground or in a stream, river, lake, reservoir, or ocean. Surface water is constantly replenished through precipitation, and lost through evaporation and seepage into ground water supplies.

  • Spring Water, Dam Water and River or Creek Water


    Many people rely on these sources of water to drink. For geological and contamination reasons, testing is recommended especially when local populations grow, industry moves in, farming ramps up or historical mining activity have left legacy heavy metals.

  • Desalinated Water


    Sydney has a desalination plant and in Perth , water is produced by two desalination plants that make up 48% of Perth’s water supply.

  • Tank Water


    Tank Water – can be collected from roof, a bore, a dam,  stream or carted. Tank water should be tested at least every 5 years.

  • A “captured audience” environment


    Drinking water available while in School, Hospital, Aged-Care Facility, Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centre, Correctional facilities or any “captured audience” situation.

  • And numerous other sources we will explore like


    Rain Water, Filtered Water, Recycled Water, Bottled Water, Zippy Wall mounted dispenser, Water Coolers, Public Water fountains and Carted Water