Nail polish could be the next weapon against sexual assault

August 24, 2014 2:41 AM

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Nail polish could be the next weapon against sexual assault

Drug facilitated sexual assault is on the rise in part because of the availability of powerful sedatives which are difficult to detect. Date rape drugs, as they are frequently referred to, are odorless, colorless and tasteless making their detection a challenge. A group of young innovators out of North Carolina is working on a new weapon to fight against these drug facilitated sexual assaults – nail polish.

The founders of Undercover Colors are developing a new line of nail polishes that can detect the presence of three popular date rape drugs: GHB, Rohypnol or Xanax. One would simply swirl their finger in a drink and if their polish changes color, the drink is spiked. The company is currently in the d...

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