Diamonds may be losing its reign as girl’s best friend. Four students from North Carolina State University developing a nail polish that will be able to detect common date rape drugs and help prevent sexual assault.
A Center for Disease Control and Prevention study found that 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. Undercover Colors is hoping their product will be able lower that number.
The drug detecting nail polish is simple to use. “Any woman will be empowered to discreetly ensure her safety by simply stirring her drink with her finger. If her polish changes color, she’ll know that something is wrong,” the founders explained on the company Facebook page. The goal of Undercover Colors is to “make potential perpetrators afraid to spike a woman’s drink because there’s now a risk that they can get caught.
The company is still in the developmental and fundraising stages and there is no word on when the product will be publicly available.