According to recent press your finger nails might just be your best ally when it comes to rape and assault prevention! No! We’re not talking here about digging then as hard as possible into the softest parts of your assailant’s anatomy, we’re talking about a brand new nail polish that claims to detect the presence of date-rape drugs such as ketamine and rohypnol.
This innovative discovery made by four undergraduates from the North Carolina State University has lead to their creation of “Undercover Colors”, a nail polish that changes colour when when dipped into spiked drinks. Still in the development stage, “Undercover Colors” is raising money through donations to refine its prototype and their Facebook page has near on one hundred thousand fans!
All a girl has to do to ensure that her drink is safe is to discreetly stir it with her finger. If her nail polish changes colour she will be instantly aware that something is wrong.
All four original members of the “Undercover Colors” team have been close to someone who has been through the terrible experience of rape or sexual assault and that’s how they began to focus on preventive solutions. According to their spokesman, through this nail polish and similar technologies, they hope to make potential perpetrators afraid to spike a woman’s drink because there’s now a risk that they can get caught.