Rape Kit Dye Will Work on All Skin Colors
After a rape, forensic nurses fully document sexual assault victims’ injuries by using a dye that causes lacerations and tears on the skin to “light up.” But the dye – a dark blue – doesn’t show on people of color, and that often means the perpetrators go free. A fluorescent dye may be the answer, posits Univ. of Virginia researcher Kathryn Laughon, associate professor in the School of Nursing.
Laughon is now testing dyes that will illuminate tissue lacerations and abrasions for all skin types and colors.
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