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CWSF 2008 - Ottawa, Ontario

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My name is Clarissa Fortin. I am a Gr.8 student at St. Josephs school in Port Elgin. My project,is called Drop Dead Gorgeous. Science is one of my favorite subjects but I enjoy English the most. I love reading and enjoy writing poetry, and stories. I have been keeping journals since I was young and I plan to become an author or journalist. I also take voice lessons and have competed in music festivals and won scholarships there. I will soon take my Gr. 5 vocal exam . I also have preformed in many musical plays at local theatres. I compete and once made it to the provincal level of leigon public speaking. Music, acting and writing are my passions.

Clarissa Fortin

Drop Dead Gorgeous
Division:Life Sciences / Environmental Innovation
City:Port Elgin, ON
School:St. Joseph's
Abstract:This investigation examined hazardous heavy metal elements present in cosmetics. X-ray fluorescence and home testing kits were used to analyse a total of fifty-six lipstick samples. Results showed that barium was a very common element in lipstick. Antimony a banned substance was detected in some lipsticks. Levels of mercury exceeding restrictions were also detected. This demonstrates that lipstick use could be hazardous to human health.

Awards Value
The University of Western Ontario Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
$1 000.00
Bronze Medal - Health Sciences
Sponsor: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Total$1 300.00