Nail Polish That Can Detect Date Rape Drug

Undercover Colors nail polish changes color when in contact with Rohypnol, Xanax and GHB

Style Magazine Newswire | 8/25/2014, 2:38 p.m.
A new nail polish line called Undercover Colors hopes to be the "first fashion company empowering women to prevent sexual ...
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Considering how many of us often leave our drinks unattended at a bar, it's easy for a stranger or date to slip something into our drinks -- such as Rohypnol, which looks like aspirin and dissolves quickly in liquid, or GHB, which is a clear, odorless liquid. These date-rape drugs render the victim with diminished capacity, which in turn could facilitate a sexual assault.

A new nail polish line called Undercover Colors hopes to be the "first fashion company empowering women to prevent sexual assault."

The inventive nail polish changes color when it comes in contact with liquid laced with such date-rape drugs as Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB. The wearer of the nail polish simply puts her finger in a drink. If the color of nail polish changes, she knows to dump the cocktail and of course, report the date.

"Our goal is to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves from this heinous and quietly pervasive crime," Undercover Colors states on its Facebook page. "With our nail polish, any woman will be empowered to discreetly ensure her safety by simply stirring her drink with her finger. If her nail polish changes color, she'll know that something is wrong."

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