New line of nail polish could help prevent a sexual assault

(Credit: WGN)

(Credit: WGN)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Four male undergraduate engineering students at North Carolina State University created a line of nail polish that will change colors when it comes into contact with potential date rape drugs, The Mary Sue reported.

Ankesh Madan, Tasso Von Windheim, Tyler Confrey-Maloney and Stephan Gray founded Undercover Colors, which is being called “the first fashion company working to prevent sexual assault.” Funding is being sought for the polish through the site.

If a woman is wearing the polish, she can dip a finger into the drink and stir. If the drink is laced with drugs such as Xanax, Rohypnol or GHB, the polish will change color.

“In the U.S., 18% of women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. That’s almost one out of every five women in our country. We may not know who they are, but these women are not faceless. They are our daughters, they are our girlfriends, and they are our friends,” its Facebook page says.