Here is an example of what your CARO report would look like:

Glossary of terms:
“< 0.01" means your sample result is less than 0.01 units of a guideline. If a drinking water guideline said the limit of salt is 5 miligrams per litre (mg/L) and your result is 4 mg/L, that is less than that limit. This is good news!

AO or Aesthetic objective refers to the look, smell, or taste of a sample but may not be contaminated.

MAC or Maximum Acceptable Concentration is the most amount of substance before it is a concern by a governing body. For example if you added sugar to coffee, there is a limit before you deem it “too sweet”. The sugar amount would be the milligrams and the liquid amount is the millitre.

What should you do next?
We have options:
1) Do you need to get more of your sample to re-submit? Order another sampling kit and let us know in the order comments that it is a re-submission!
2) Call us and speak to your Project Manager. Remember to take note of the work order number in order to do so.

There are no such things as stupid questions! Feel free to email us

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