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What’s More Topical than Cannabis Topicals Testing?!

Posted on September 28, 2021

            From lotions to bath products, balms, and a slew of other personal care products, cannabis-infused topicals seem to be an area of constant evolution. When you are considering the quality of your topical product, there is much to consider beyond simply what is essential for getting the topical approved

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CARO Edmonton is Now Accredited for SOIL TESTING!

Posted on August 26, 2021

Have you heard what is arguably CARO’s most exciting update this year? Our Edmonton laboratory is now CALA accredited for soil testing in Alberta! These additional services complement our existing water testing capabilities, providing a one-stop-shop experience for all your environmental testing needs. This has been months (maybe even years!) in the making, and we

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Everything You Need To Know About Impacts On Drinking Water Quality From Forest Fires

Posted on July 29, 2021

Photo credit: Chelsea Richardson. View over Osoyoos Lake, British Columbia.  Around this time of year, your team at BC’s favorite analytical laboratory (CARO, obviously) fields a lot of questions around the impact of these fires and firefighting activity on the current and future health of their drinking water: “How do these wildfires impact water quality,

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ISO/IEC17025 Explained By An Accredited Laboratory

Posted on June 23, 2021

Over the past several months, you may have noticed us shamelessly promoting the expanded scope of testing now available through our Edmonton Laboratory (if you haven’t, you need to check this out!) This nonstop chatter about accreditation may have you wondering – “What’s the hype around ISO accreditation?”, “What does it mean to have successfully

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Careers in Science: Selling Like a Scientist

Posted on June 10, 2021

Are you a charismatic scientist looking to build a career in the scientific field, but not sure if the laboratory life is for you?   There are many laboratory job options available for curious and driven scientists that cater to a goal-oriented attitude, all the while providing the stimulation of non-stop learning and hypothesis-testing we all

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A Beginners Guide to Microbial Testing in Cannabis

Posted on May 27, 2021

Microbiological testing in cannabis is regulated as part of the Cannabis Act along with various contaminants of concern such as heavy metals, pesticides, or residual solvents. Microorganisms present a multi-level concern through the potential to both impede the therapeutic effect of a product, while also posing a health risk. Due to its therapeutic properties, cannabis is

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Pesticides, Cannabis, And Canadian Regulations

Posted on May 19, 2021

Are Pesticides Used in Cannabis Production? Much like the farming industry, the Cannabis sector has a bit of a pest problem. In an effort to fight off these pests, growers in Canada use a variety of methods, some of which include the use of chemical agents known as pesticides. Within Canada, pesticides are common across

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MDMER Amendments: What your Environmental Team Needs to Know Before June 2021

Posted on April 28, 2021

Starting June 1, 2021, metal and diamond mines in Canada must be compliant with the latest revisions to the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations (MDMER), published in 2018. According to Environment Canada, these changes aim to improve the efficiency of Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) studies, without compromising environmental protection. To help you navigate these

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