New Nail Polish Collection Detects Date Rape Drugs

Undercover Colors tells you if your drink has been tampered with; to use, simply dip your polished nail in your drink.
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Undercover Colors tells you if your drink has been tampered with; to use, simply dip your polished nail in your drink.
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Four students of North Carolina State University have created a new nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with common date rape drugs, including GBH, Rohypnol and Xanax.

Called Undercover Colors, women can simply dip their fingers into their drinks, which will spur a chemical reaction if one of the date rape drugs is detected.

"Through this nail polish and similar technologies, we hope to make potential perpetrators afraid to spike a woman’s drink because there’s now a risk that they can get caught," the Undercover Colors Facebook page says. "In effect, we want to shift the fear from the victims to the perpetrators. We are Undercover Colors and we are the first fashion company empowering women to prevent sexual assault."

According to PSFK, the company has secured over $100,000 in funding, but are currently looking for potential investors. Those interested can donate by visiting UndercoverColors.com.

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