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British doctor creates 'body-armour' against acid attacks in the form of makeup

United Kingdom, Leeds
May 08, 2019 at 06:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

A British doctor has created "body-armour" against acid-throwing attacks in the form of an acid-proof makeup called 'Acarrier,' a product which was presented at Leeds International Festival on Tuesday.

"I've created a makeup called Acarrier and it's a combination of the words acid barrier and it works by protecting women against acid attacks," said Dr Almas Ahmed, before adding that "it works as a body-armour if a person is attacked."

Dr Ahmed explained that acid-attacks are a "growing problem" in the UK, since the country "has the highest rate of acid attacks per capita in the world."

According to Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI), 4 out 5 victims in the UK are male. However, in South Asia and most specifically in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India women are the primary target.

"I haven't sold the idea to a large corporation is because I wanted to keep the price as cheap as possible so people who live in countries like Latin America or India or Pakistan can afford makeup," the creator of 'Accarier' said.

The make-up is waterproof and has a high melting point, meaning that it can even protect one's face against boiling water.

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A British doctor has created "body-armour" against acid-throwing attacks in the form of an acid-proof makeup called 'Acarrier,' a product which was presented at Leeds International Festival on Tuesday.

"I've created a makeup called Acarrier and it's a combination of the words acid barrier and it works by protecting women against acid attacks," said Dr Almas Ahmed, before adding that "it works as a body-armour if a person is attacked."

Dr Ahmed explained that acid-attacks are a "growing problem" in the UK, since the country "has the highest rate of acid attacks per capita in the world."

According to Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI), 4 out 5 victims in the UK are male. However, in South Asia and most specifically in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India women are the primary target.

"I haven't sold the idea to a large corporation is because I wanted to keep the price as cheap as possible so people who live in countries like Latin America or India or Pakistan can afford makeup," the creator of 'Accarier' said.

The make-up is waterproof and has a high melting point, meaning that it can even protect one's face against boiling water.

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