AquaTox has provided ecotoxicity testing to industry and
government for more than 20 years.
Testing & Consulting Inc. is headed by Keith Holtze and Lesley Novak. Keith
has been managing the laboratory division since its inception in 1987.
Lesley joined the group in 1994. Originally owned and operated as BAR
Environmental Inc., the company was acquired by ESG International Inc. in
1997 and subsequently Stantec in 2003. In September 2007, AquaTox was formed
as an independent entity.
and marine aquatic toxicity testing, monitoring and consulting services have
been provided to more than 300 organizations involved in the mining, pulp
and paper, municipal wastewater, iron and steel, electrical power, chemical
manufacturing, food and beverage and petrochemical sectors.
Our staff are actively involved in R&D and specialty ecotoxicity testing
programs, including toxicity investigations, test method development,
development of site-specific water quality criteria, metal speciation and
biological modeling, development of treatment systems for invasive species
in ballast water, preparation of guidance documents and regulations, and
expert witness testimony.
AquaTox operates one of the largest and most respected
ecotoxicity laboratories in Canada.
services ranging from routine toxicity testing for compliance purposes to
in-depth analyses of complex ecotoxicity issues. These services are
supported by our scientific and professional consulting staff who assist
with data interpretation, negotiations with regulatory agencies and design
of cost effective solutions. Projects conducted by AquaTox exemplify
state-of-the-art science, technology, and creativity in the world of aquatic
environmental sciences. Our 10,000 sq. ft. facility is located near Toronto.
AquaTox is accredited by CALA and a recognized GLP ecotoxicity testing laboratory.
AquaTox's ecotoxicology facility has been accredited by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (CALA; formerly CAEAL) since 1994 (to those tests which appear on our scope of accreditation).
AquaTox also provides comprehensive Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Testing services in support of international product registration, having obtained recognition as a GLP compliant facility by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).