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Grow with CARO – 30th Birthday Edition!

Posted on April 21, 2017

Even though CARO has BEAN around for 30 years, we are firm believers in the wisdom that you are never too old to have fun.   CARO’s 2017 Spring Cooler Surprise is a nostalgic throw-back to a science experiment that many of our 30-something colleagues recall as kids: grow your own bean! For a limited time,

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Happy Canada Day, Eh!

Posted on July 1, 2016

CARO is proudly Canadian and on this 149th Birthday of our country, we celebrate what we do with our team and our clients everyday to make Canada a better place.  By testing drinking water, soil, air, our food supply and many other types of samples, we work to prevent pollution, and support our client’s in

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New Water Testing Packages

Posted on June 20, 2016

CARO has been one of Western Canada’s most trusted providers of drinking water analysis for nearly 30 years. We offer accredited water quality testing packages designed to suit the most common testing needs.   Please call us to discuss any specific project requirements, including rates for additional parameters not listed in the below packages or to coordinate sample shipment

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CARO in the Media – Lead in Drinking Water

Posted on May 24, 2016

If you have been reading or watching the news lately, you have likely come across a story or two about Lead in BC’s drinking water. If you looked closely, you also might have noticed CARO mentioned and showcased visually in a few of them! If you haven’t been following the news, elevated levels of lead have

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Curious About Testing for Lead in Drinking Water?

Posted on March 17, 2016

Media stories (examples: here, here and here) about elevated levels of lead being detected in tap water across Canada have caused many people living or working in older buildings to become concerned about the safety of their drinking water. For us at CARO, lead is one of the most common tests of over 500 tests that

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The Chemistry of Meat’s Bad Rap

Posted on November 4, 2015

To many people’s groans of dissatisfaction, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently classified the consumption of processed meat as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).  Further, they classified the consumption of red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A); read about it here.  The definitions of those categories can be found here, as can all the other

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CARO Emergency Response & Analytical Advancements

Posted on October 24, 2015

CARO Analytical Services Ltd. presented at The Fifth Annual SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD FOR CONTAMINATED SITES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA (SABCS) Conference and Workshop on Contaminated Sites September 24, 25, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Patrick Novak, Vice President of CARO, presented with Jennifer Mayberry, Environmental Manager at the City of Vancouver on English Bay Fuel Spill Emergency Response – Local Government and Laboratory

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Team CARO Water Quest – Racing in the Yukon River Quest

Posted on July 14, 2015

Yukon River Quest 2015 – The Challenge Within Preface – No One Here Gets Out Unscathed Solstice June 2015, I embarked on the Yukon River Quest (YRQ) ( in a double kayak with a good friend of mine Ryan Libech.  Our team name was CARO Water Quest and our boat was christened Scientia Navus.   When

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