Category Archives: Testing Science

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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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Does Your Water Look Funny?

Posted on March 3, 2016

Just in time for St. Patrick’s day: CARO’s Laboratory Leprechaun has been at it again, hiding his pots of gold in CARO Coolers where our clients are sure to find them.  Place a bottle order today, and you could make away with a portion of his booty! Another Leprechaun will soon be making his way

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CARO Food Microbiology

Posted on November 13, 2015

For over 28 years CARO Analytical Services has been helping our public and private clients achieve complete peace of mind for their lab testing needs. In order to further support a growing public demand and CARO Food Testing Parameters, we are pleased to announce that we have expanded our testing to include Food Microbiology! Health Authorities have

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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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Hydrocarbons In Water Sampling Container Changes

Posted on August 27, 2015

CARO is always on the lookout for opportunities to save our clients time and money on their sampling projects and make collecting samples as easy (and fun!) as possible.  The recent approval of a new BC Provincial EPH in water extraction method was the perfect opportunity to do just that, all the while reducing the

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CARO’s TCLP Capabilities Doubled

Posted on July 31, 2015

Many of our clients routinely require TCLP analysis.  The time consuming nature of the analysis typically limits a lab’s capacity to handle many samples on a rush basis.  To ensure that we have ample capacity for any projects that require timely TCLP analysis, we have more than doubled our TCLP analysis capacity.  Here is a fun

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Did you know CARO Tests Food Too

Posted on July 16, 2015

CARO Analytical Services is excited to announce our continued expansion into the food analysis sector and our recently awarded national contract with the division of Chemical Residue Testing of Food Products by Public Works and Government Services Canada.  This expansion into the food testing sector marks an exciting new chapter for CARO, both through divisional expansion and

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Richmond, British Columbia

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Richmond, BC, V6V 2K9, Canada
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Kelowna, British Columbia

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Kelowna, BC, V1X 5C3, Canada
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Burnaby, BC V5G 4X4, Canada
Phone: (604) 279-1499
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After Hours Emergency: 1 (888) 311-8849

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Edmonton, Alberta

17225 109 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB, T5S 1H7, Canada
Phone: (780) 489-9100
Email: [email protected]
After Hours Emergency: 1 (888) 311-8849

 

Whitehorse, Yukon

BOX 10 33 Levich Drive

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Whitehorse, YT, Y1A0A8, Canada
Contact Us for Supplies and Deliveries
Toll Free: 1 (888) 311-8846
Email: [email protected]
After Hours Emergency: 1 (888) 311-8849

 

Victoria, British Columbia

#3-576 Hillside Avenue

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Victoria, V8T 1Y9, BC, Canada
Contact Us for Supplies and Deliveries
Toll Free: 1 (888) 311-8846
Email: [email protected]
After Hours Emergency: 1 (888) 311-8849

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