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Date rape drugs can be stealthily detected, thanks to this school project.

Date rape drugs can be stealthily detected, thanks to this school project.

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Three high schoolers in Florida have invented a simple gadget that can help prevent tragedy: a straw.

As part of a school project, students Victoria Roca, Susana Cappello, and Carolina Baigorri in Miami, Florida developed a straw that could detect date rape drugs, and they have a patent pending.

"Being young women, I feel like this is a problem that we hear about a lot, especially when we came to high school," Baigorri told Inside Edition. "It’s such a common problem. Statistics say it’s one in every five women, which is so many people."

The subtle straw has two strips on the end that could detect roofies (Rohypnol), GHB (gamma hydroxybutyric acid) and Ketamine, which as the Miami Herald notes, are "overwhelmingly the most common club drugs" used on women.

Sources: Miami Herald
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