Look Great and Stay Safe With 'Date Rape'-Detecting Nail Polish

Four college students are developing Undercover Colors, a nail polish that changes color when detecting certain drugs.
1:41 | 08/26/14

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We'll take a look at a new way to protect women from sexual assaults. Four college students are working on a nail Polish that can detect date rape drugs that can be slipped into drinks and Rebecca Jarvis has the story. Reporter: It is the newest fashion accessory that may really truly have the power to change lives. Undercover colors a revolutionary line of nail Polish to help women detect the safety of their beverlys by slipping the finger into their drinks changing color if the drink is laced with certain drugs. By painting your nails, you could protect yourself. Reporter: Four college guys from North Carolina state university came up with the idea. Their goal, to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves from this heinous and quietly pervasive crime. According to the CDC, nearly one in five women experience rape at some point in their lives. One-third occur among college-aged females. Drugs like rohypnol are used to quickly incapacitate an unsuspecting victim when slipped into their drink and are hard to detect. At parties is where this happens more likely when it's not a controlled bar, they could have spiked the whole bottle and you have no idea. Reporter: While there are other drug detectors on the market lycosers and cups that change color, this could be the first ever beauty innovation that could prevent a crime. The inventors say they're still perfecting the formula in the lab but would like to see it on store shelves soon. For "Good morning America," Rebecca Jarvis, ABC news new York.

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