Students Developing Nail Polish to Detect Date-Rape Drugs

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom
The use of date-rape drugs is a common concern for women on college campuses and for others when going out to bars or parties. Now, there’s a unique way to fight back.

Courtesy: @UndercoverColor

UNDATED (CBS News) -- The use of date-rape drugs is a common concern for women on college campuses and for others when going out to bars or parties. Now, there’s a unique way to fight back.

Four students from North Carolina State University are using their skills in the lab to create a nail polish that can detect certain date-rape drugs. All you have to do is stir your drink you’re your finger and the nail polish will change colors if something has been slipped into the drink.

While it seems like a good idea, experts say it creates a false sense of security because these products only test a handful of date-rape drugs.

“Every day they are changing the chemical formula that labs are having a hard time keeping up with the chemical makeup of these things so a nail polish couldn’t possibly cover everything out there.”

The students are still developing the nail polish and need more investors before Undercover Colors can be sold in stores.

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