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AquaTox Testing & Consulting Inc. operates one of the largest and most respected ecotoxicity laboratories in Canada.  Our team has provided ecotoxicity testing to industry and government for more than 30 years.

Conveniently located near Toronto (Canada) we offer freshwater and marine aquatic toxicity testing, sediment and soil toxicity testing, biodegradability tests, and toxicity investigations and consulting services to more than 300 organizations.  Our services are tailored to meet the needs of the mining, pulp and paper, municipal wastewater, iron and steel, electrical power, chemical manufacturing, food and beverage, and petrochemical sectors.

We provide a wide range of ecotoxicity testing services, including:

  • routine effluent and wastewater toxicity testing for compliance and regulatory purposes, 

  • GLP testing in support of chemical registration,

  • toxicity testing necessary for ecolabelling programs,

  • toxicity investigations, and

  • in-depth analyses of complex ecotoxicity issues.

Why Choose AquaTox?

Our focus is 100% devoted to ecotoxicity testing both in terms of our testing capabilities and expertise of our technical and professional staff, which is in contrast to many of our competitors where attention is spread over multiple disciplines.
Our management team (including Directors, Project Managers, Laboratory Manager and QA Officer) have 150+ years of combined experience in managing and conducting regulatory and investigative toxicity testing studies.
Our technical team (including Team Leads and Test Specialists) who perform, analyze and report on the toxicity tests to be conducted for our clients, have over 100+ years of combined experience directly at the bench conducting aquatic, sediment and soil toxicity tests. 

Last year alone, we conducted tests on over 4000 samples, which was only possible due to our team's meticulous attention to scheduling, organization and management of our projects and resources.  The laboratory is staffed 7 days a week, 365 days a year so we can respond to our clients' changing needs, be it an emergency spill situation, routine compliance testing or designing complex lifecycle studies.

But don't just take our word for it. Listen to what just a few of our clients have to say about the AquaTox team . . .


I could not be happier.  From technical expertise through communication, AquaTox is ALWAYS exceeding our expectations. Easily the best lab in the country hands down. Environmental Leader, International Paper

AquaTox is a company we are glad to work with every year. Samples are completed fast and to requirements. Just a call away knowing great service is on the other line.  Environmental Technologist, Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines

I consider AquaTox to be the best in the business.  I spend a lot of extra dollars on shipping because of that.  The expertise, service, and cooperation/communication is very strong! Technical Supervisor & Environmental Coordinator, West Coast Pulp and Paper Mill

The AquaTox team has always been very accommodating to any requests or questions about results.  Conversations are always very professional.  I feel like a person and not some number, I like the personal attention and friendly reminders to book for chronic toxicity testing at the beginning of the year.  Environmental Superintendent, Alamos Gold

I have been doing business with a few of the folks at AquaTox for a couple of decades now and have always been very pleased with the service we've received. Customer service has always been professional, timely, and more than accommodating.  The team goes above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. I would recommend AquaTox to any business that requires toxicity testing services. Environmental Manager, Sonoco Canada Corporation

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