Tuesday, August 18, 2009

90 pct of money has cocaine on it

A study by the American Chemical Society finds 90 percent of paper currency has traces of cocaine on it. (LA Times) That's up from 67 percent two years ago. Must be the economy.

In big cities like Boston, Miami and LA, the number was closer to 100 percent. However, the US was highest among countries in the survey (which included Canada, Brazil, Japan and China).

In Japan, just 12 percent of bills showed traces.

Anything to worry about? Not really. "The cocaine detected on the bills was usually a minute amount, presenting no direct health threat."

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