Category Archives: Testing Science

Microplastics Found in 90% of Bottled Water

Posted on March 16, 2018

Plastics are very useful for so much in this world. Unfortunately, the management of the waste must be drastically improved if we want to keep this world a safe and healthy environment. The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a review on the potential risks of plastics in our drinking water. They released a new study

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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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5 Steps to Sampling Soil Vapour Right the First Time

Posted on July 6, 2017

There are many reasons to look forward to summer. As an environmental lab, the arrival of warmer weather and longer days marks the beginning of “Soil Vapour Season”, which is a very exciting time at CARO! Proper sample collection in the field is key to collect a good sample the first time, especially for soil

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Got Cyanide? CARO at the Forefront of Cyanide Testing

Posted on July 19, 2016

Did you know that cyanide is one of the most commonly used chemicals in the world? Its widespread use and highly reactive nature increases the potential for cyanide to enter the environment. At CARO, we most commonly get requests for cyanide testing from mining clients and environmental consultants working on sites where they are worried

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Cow drinking water - CARO finds antibiotics in watershed

Veterinary Antibiotics in Agricultural Runoff in the BC Watershed

Posted on May 16, 2016

Did you know that more than half of all antibiotics used in the world are used on farm animals? Though intended to improve the health and well being of livestock, these veterinary antibiotics are making their way into the environment through agriculture runoff, causing environmental and potential human health issues.  At CARO, we are constantly working

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The New online store information website.

The Brand New

Posted on April 12, 2016

The team at CARO Analytical is thrilled to introduce a re-vamped and re-energized website – The online companion to CARO’s environmental and food testing services, the new website has been designed with our clients in mind and better reflects our energetic, innovative brand. The website is addressed not only to our loyal CARO clients,

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Pharmaceutical & Personal Care Products Testing

Posted on March 23, 2016

For many years, pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) have been released into the environment.  Less well understood are the effects on the environment by these compounds.  Only through monitoring the levels in the different receiving environments will we have a better understanding of the effects of these compounds.  CARO has been at the forefront

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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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