Royal College of Art - Safety glasses

March 4, 2010

Some of the most horrific facial injuries resulting from drink-fuelled violence are caused by shattered pint glasses. In an attempt to limit the damage such attacks can do, the Royal College of Art has worked on a Home Office project to develop prototypes of a pint glass that feels like a conventional glass but does not create loose, dangerous shards when broken. There are almost 90,000 violent incidents involving glass each year, resulting in injuries that cost the NHS an estimated £2.7 billion to treat.

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