Health & Environment Testing

Our laboratories are also recognised for their extensive expertise in health and the environment, with tests on VOC measurements, ecotoxicology, food contact, etc.

Info COVID-19

Throughout this reconfinement period, our laboratories remain open and our testing activities are maintained.
You can continue to send your test samples to the respective sites.


Obtaining marketing authorisation for your products in compliance with the Biocidal and Phytosanitary Directives and the REACH Regulation

Measure air quality in indoor (homes) or outdoor (industrial sites) environments

Comply with environmental regulations

Microbiological tests on surfaces intended to come into contact with food


Indoor Air Quality Testing

Test chamber 1 m3

According to ISO 16000 on large sample

  • VOC and formaldehyde labelling
  • Multi-material
12 test chambers of 51 litres
1 x 200 litre chamber

Indoor air quality testing

  • VOC and formaldehyde labelling
  • Multi-material
  • Possibility to perform several tests simultaneously

Ecotoxicology tests


OECD Test Standard 201,202,203: Algae, Daphnia, Fish

  • Labelling R 50 – 53
  • Impact of chemicals or leachate on the aquatic compartment
  • Phytotron, plant, earthworm and soil microflora test
  • Impact of materials or leachate on the terrestrial compartment

Easy biodegradability tests

Fate and behaviour in the marine environment

Protecting the marine environment has never been more crucial. The combined impacts of pollution, overexploitation and climate change threaten the biodiversity and ecosystems that underpin the provision of food, jobs and recreation for millions of people.

Under the REACH regulation in Europe, chemicals play an essential role in our daily lives. Manufacturers are responsible for providing data on the potential impact of their substances on humans and the environment. While the Safety Data Sheets are well documented for the freshwater compartment, the data is much less well provided for the marine environment. Contamination of this environment will have harmful effects on marine life and ultimately on human health via the food chain.

Tests are recommended to identify substances that are hazardous to the marine environment and to eliminate the risks of pollution at source. With the growing awareness of the need to protect the marine environment from increasing chemical loads and the need to assess the likely concentration of chemicals in the sea, test methods have been developed to assess biodegradability in seawater.

This is why the Chemistry-Ecotoxicology laboratory, an FCBA test facility based in Bordeaux, carries out the OECD306 (closed bottle method) seawater biodegradability test under Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).

Sources :

    Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive)

Microbiological testing of surfaces

(e.g. intended to be in contact with food such as worktops, tables, etc.) :

  • Tests to show that certain materials can have strong hygienic properties. Measuring the removal of bacteria and moulds after cleaning the material to characterise its suitability for cleaning.
  • Tests on biocidal surfaces to demonstrate their effectiveness in preventing the growth of micro-organisms.