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Assessing Environmental Toxicities: Amphibians as Bioindicators

Student: Julia Sarty

District/Region: Halifax Region

Event: 2013 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Grade 10 - Citadel High School

In this project, commonly encountered substances (analgesics, contraceptives, antibiotics, cosmetic ingredients, tap water) were evaluated for developmental toxicity and teratogenic effects on embryonic stages of the African-clawed frog for the purpose of classifying these substances in their respective MSDS's, and to isolate potential factors in the decline of amphibians. In addition, excess exposure to UV-B rays were quantified to monitor their direct effects on amphibians.

Awards

Challenge Award - Environment - Intermediate
Excellence Award - Intermediate - Gold Medal
Western University Entrance Scholarship

Total Value $5450




Julia Sarty

Julia Sarty - Assessing Environmental Toxicities: Amphibians as Bioindicators

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