Thursday, August 27, 2009
A study presented at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting stated that 90% of U.S. paper currency is contaminated with cocaine!
This doesn't mean every bill was used to snort cocaine, as most of the paper bills had minuscule amounts. Some money was used in drug deals, but the majority was contaminated while in banks as cocaine residue was left behind on the money counter from the dirty bills.
With experts saying bills can carry bacteria from feces and urine, this is just one more reason to wash your hands after touching money.