College Students Create Nail Polish That Helps Prevent Date Rape

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Four students in North Carolina State University have created a product with hopes it will decrease instances of date rape.

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The product is called “Undercover Colors” and it’s a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date rape drugs including Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB. According to their Facebook page:

In the U.S., 18% of women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. That’s almost one out of every five women in our country. We may not know who they are, but these women are not faceless. They are our daughters, they are our girlfriends, and they are our friends. 

While date rape drugs are often used to facilitate sexual assault, very little science exists for their detection. Our goal is to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves from this heinous and quietly pervasive crime.

One way you can use this product is to simply apply the nail polish on during a date or party, then stick your fingers in a drink that’s handed to you before you put it in your mouth. If it changes color, run!

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Founders Ankesh Madan, Stephan Gray, Tasso Von Windheim, and Tyler Confrey-Maloney have been working on this product for a year now. They’ve raised $100 from simply listing themselves at the K50 startup showcase

The product is currently still it its testing phase and not on the marketing.

H/T: Elite Daily via Slash Gear

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