As part of a university course, the four young men developed a brilliant and subtle way for women to protect themselves from being drugged. They invented a special nail polish that can detect the most common drugs that are put in drinks. All the women have to do is dip the tip of their finger into the drink and wait for the results. If the nail polish changes color, they know that their drink has been tampered with.
The students named their product “Undercover Colors” and are keeping people updated on its development on Facebook, Instagram and their own website. They are also working on a transparent version that men can also use.
The product isn’t quite ready to be launched and can still only detect a few of the most common drugs, but the developers are certain they’ll have a marketable version ready soon. And demand is sure to be high. After all, who wouldn’t want to know if the person buying you a drink is trustworthy or not?
The biggest advantage is that the result is quick and achieved without drawing any attention. If the result is positive, the potential victim can make a quick and subtle exit and notify the police.
Until the nail polish is available in stores, people should remain vigilant when they’re at a party or in a club. If you’re with someone you don’t know well, make sure you don’t leave your drink unattended. Unfortunately there are sexual predators out there, and remaining alert and aware is the best defense against them.