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Cornish Students Design Sewage Spotting Surfboard Wax

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4:23pm 24th June 2013
(Updated 4:23pm 24th June 2013)

A group of Cornish students has designed a surfboard wax that will tell you if there is sewage in the sea.

The team from Richard Lander School in Truro hopes 'Wee-ax' will help to protect surfers, because it changes colour when it detects waste in the water.

They are up for an award at the TeenTech Awards in London, along with another group of students from the school who designed an adhesive patch that clinically manages diabetes.

Ethan explains the design for the surfboard wax: "Seeing as we all like surfing and we're living in Cornwall which is known as the surfing county of the world, we thought why not link it in with surfing. Then, after looking into it further, we soon realised that sewage is a really big problem and so we decided to make it."

4:23pm 24th June 2013

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