Charlsie Agro

Charlsie Agro is an investigative reporter with CBC Marketplace.

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MARKETPLACE

Marketplace tested Perrier, LaCroix, Bubly sparkling waters to see which is most acidic

Marketplace tested popular sparkling water brands to see which is most acidic. Turns out, not all grapefruit-flavoured sparkling waters are created equally.
MARKETPLACE

Which coffee chain drink has as much sugar as 2 cups of ice cream?

You probably wouldn’t eat a chocolate bar on your way to work, but depending on your morning beverage of choice, you could be getting a similar amount of sugar in your favourite drinks from Starbucks, Tim Hortons and McCafe.
Marketplace

Experts warn of high levels of chemicals in clothes by some fast-fashion retailers

A Marketplace investigation found that out of 38 samples of children’s, adult’s and maternity clothes and accessories, almost one in five items had elevated levels of chemicals — including lead, PFAS and phthalates — that experts found concerning. 
MARKETPLACE

Are cheaper eggs just as nutritious as organic or free-run options? Marketplace tested 14 brands to find out

Some of the cheapest, widely available eggs tested by Marketplace may be just as nutritious as some of the most expensive.  
Marketplace

Want to know how much added sugar is in your favourite foods? Canadian companies don't have to tell you

Despite having to disclose many details about ingredients, specific allergens, calorie counts and other nutritional information on labels, food manufacturers are not required to include the amount of added sugar a product contains and don’t have to disclose that information to an inquiring consumer, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found.
Marketplace

Bothered by headlight glare and thinking of getting tinted windows? You'll want to watch this first

Marketplace tested whether tinted vehicle windows and bright headlights are making our roads more dangerous by affecting driver visibility. Not all tints are legal, and some drivers said they're knowingly breaking the law to deal with headlight glare. Our experts test those headlights, and find a simple fix.
Marketplace

Have a UV disinfecting device? Most don't live up to claims and can be harmful

Health Canada says it is reviewing how UV wands and devices are able to find their way onto store shelves and into the hands of Canadian consumers after a CBC Marketplace investigation found there is just one consumer UV device that is properly cleared for sale in this country.
Marketplace

'Canadians deserve better': Experts decry 'outrageous' interest rates by alternative lenders

A CBC Marketplace investigation into alternative lenders reveals ”outrageous” interest rates, misleading details about the true cost of long-term loans, and what experts call “abusive” practices and an industry that is “almost like loan sharking.”
Marketplace

Marketplace tested over 20 different masks. Here's what will best protect you and others during the pandemic

Public health officials have said masks are critical to reducing the spread of COVID-19, but rigorous tests conducted on behalf of CBC's Marketplace found that while some work very well, others offer little protection from particles that transmit the novel coronavirus. And one type of mask can even spread the particles to others.
Marketplace

'Very predatory': Health Canada bars sale of vaginal detox products following Marketplace investigation

Health Canada has barred the sale of a natural health care product that is marketed as a way to "detox" vaginas following an investigation by CBC's Marketplace.

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