18 Jun '12, 12pm

Study Reveals the Most Contaminated Surfaces in Hotel Rooms. Think you know what it is?

Study Reveals the Most Contaminated Surfaces in Hotel Rooms. Think you know what it is?

There’s nothing like a squalid motel room to inspire insomnia and a general case of the skeeves. But even respectable digs that seem spick and span on the surface can harbor unseen contamination. In a recent study , researchers tested a variety of surfaces in hotel rooms in Texas, Indiana and South Carolina, examining the levels of total aerobic bacteria and coliform (fecal) bacterial contamination on each of the surfaces. While some of the most contaminated samples, like the toilet and bathroom sink, were to be expected, the researchers also found that the TV remote and the bedside lamp switch were among the most highly contaminated surfaces. Don't touch that dial! Switches and buttons aside, Katie Kirsch from University of Houston who presented the study, and her colleagues noted that what is most concerning were the high levels of contamination in the housekeepers' tool...

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