CEH offers free testing of toys and other items for lead and cadmium by appointment or mail-in. If you have items that you’re particularly concerned about, we can test them for you.

Please note that we ONLY test cans and receipts for BPA.


Send your item, or a piece of your item to CEH. Items or a piece of an item must fit into our 9″x6″x5″ test stand. A piece as small as a dime is generally enough for our testing. Please include your name and e-mail address so that we can let you know the results.

Our address is:

Center for Environmental Health
2201 Broadway, Suite 302
Oakland, CA 94612

The testing does not damage the item. If you would like the item returned, please include return packaging with pre-paid postage.

CEH does not charge for testing, but donations are welcome.


If you live in the Bay Area, please feel free to schedule an appointment at our Oakland office. Contact Kaya Allan Sugerman at kaya@ceh.org, or 510-655-3900 ext.340 to schedule your testing. Please bring or send no more than 10 items for testing.

For commercial lab testing of products click here


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