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Opportunities For The Future: A Documentary Worth Watching

CBC -The Nature of Things with David Suzuki – – Tipping Point: Age of the Oil Sands. While this documentary highlights only one perspective, what we at CARO take away from it is that more responsibility in leadership in environmental … Continue reading

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Interesting New Testing for Bacteria

We saw an interesting new article in the Vancouver Sun today and thought we would share it. We will also look into doing this testing in the future. “B.C. scientists engineer water-testing tool kit that IDs bacteria by genetics. Faster … Continue reading

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Radiation Exposure

A lot of people have been asking us lately about radiation exposure locally along the West Coast of Canada and should they be concerned.  A great article in the online Vancouver Sun outlines the issue in depth and is worth … Continue reading

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Bioavailability of Cadmium and Other Metals in Jewelry

There is an interesting new study in Environmental Health Perspectives speaking about cadmium in jewelry.  It is now also making the rounds of the news services such as CBC under the title: “Cadmium in kids jewelry poses risk“.  Below is … Continue reading

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Bacteria in Bottled Water- Really?

I just came across an interesting article in the Vancouver Sun on bacteria in bottled water (click here to read it).  Bacteria is everywhere and not necessarily bad, however it can be an good indicator of potential problems if left … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Analytical

A question we asked ourselves recently at work was: what are chemical dispersants?  All this talk in the news about using chemical dispersants in the gulf to deal with the growing oil spill has been very intriguing.  What if we … Continue reading

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First CARO Blog Post

CARO Analytical Services is a full service environmental laboratory with locations in Richmond and Kelowna, Canada. You can trust CARO for microbiological and general chemical analysis, as well as quick and reliable testing of drinking water, wastewater, water, soil and … Continue reading

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