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Analyse This!

Posted on February 23, 2018

The Man Who Saved a Country Professor Pat Sandra founded RIC, or the Research Institute for Chromatography, in Belgium.  As one of the world’s leading separation scientists he had to jump into action to save Belgium’s agricultural industry.  What happened? First, chicken farmers started to notice that eggs weren’t hatching.  The chickens were starting to

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Super Summer Sample Submission Stretch

Posted on July 12, 2017

ATTENTION ALL SAMPLE SUBMITTERS: We have something special for you! To our Heroes in the field, braving the elements to collect the best possible samples for analysis: We want to make your days a little easier this summer. From now until the end of August, we have extended our cutoff time to 6pm for all

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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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