Standard Contamination Test

Standard Contamination Test

A deeper dive into levels of potentially harmful elements that could be lurking in your soil including heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and arsenic; hydrocarbons and asbestos. The full list is:

  • Arsenic (As)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Calcium (Ca)
  • Chromium (Cr)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Iron (Fe)
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Nickel (Ni)
  • Selenium (Se)
  • Zinc (Zn)
  • Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP)
  • Other polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPHs)
  • Monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (MAHs or BTEX)
  • Phenols
  • Asbestos
  • Cyanide
  • Ammonia

    We will send you a testing kit that includes a soil sample bag and small amber jar (this needs to be filled right to the top because some of the elements we are testing for can interact with air) as well as instructions on how to take samples from your garden or allotment. When you're done, place the two-thirds full sample bag and full jar back in the box that will have a pre-paid postage label already affixed, seal it and pop the package into a Royal Mail post box or drop it off at a local post office.

    Click here to find your nearest post box location


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