Nail polish changes colour in the presence of date-rape drugs

26 August 2014 - 12:41 By AFP Relaxnews
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Four male students at North Carolina State University have developed a nail polish that changes colour when exposed to date rape drugs.

A subtle stir with a finger can detect whether the drink brought over by a stranger at a party is safe.

Undercover Colors, as it's called, is clear when applied, but changes to a red upon being dipped into a drink spiked with Rohypnol GHB and even Xanax.

Ankesh Madan, Stephen Gray, Tyler Confrey-Maloney and Tasso Von Windheim launched a Facebook page for their product and the company have dubbed themselves the “first fashion company working to prevent sexual assault.”

Among the highlights of their funding so far is an individual contribution of $100,000 and $6,500 received for winning first place in the Lulu eGames, a competition jointly sponsored by NC State's Entrepreneurship Initiative and Lulu.com, a publishing company.

To support Undercover Colors or find out more, visit: www.undercovercolors.com.

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