Nail Polish Formulated To Detect Drugs, Prevent Date Rape

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A group of students from North Carolina State University has created a nail polish that changes colors when it comes into contact with drugs associated with date rape.

A group of students from North Carolina State University has created a nail polish that changes colors when in comes into contact with drugs associated with date rape.

Called Undercover Colors, the laquer has been formulated to react to Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB.

All three are commonly used among predators who slip the undetectable pills into drinks.

By swishing a polished finger in their beverage, the wearer can tell if it’s been subjected to tampering.

It’s not commercially available yet, but has been the recipient of a monetary competition award and has attracted an investor.

Critics of the polish say that rather than serving as a protective measure the nail color is actually further feeding the rape culture by simplifying and normalizing it.

Some feel that rather than using their ingenuity to make products such as Undercover Colors, people should focus their efforts towards putting an end to date rape.

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