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Pureracket
Aug 17th, 2009, 01:20 AM
Nine out of 10 dollar bills test positive for cocaine

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/nine-o... (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/nine-out-of-10-dollar-bills-test-positive-for-cocaine-1773108.html)

Press Association

Monday, 17 August 2009


Up to nine out of 10 American bank notes bear traces of cocaine, research has shown. In some large US cities evidence of "dirty money" is even stronger. Analysis of bank notes from Washington DC, home to Congress and the US Presidency, were the most contaminated, with 95 per cent of them carrying minute amounts of the Schedule II (Class A in Britain) drug.

The study was the biggest ever undertaken of cocaine contamination of bank notes. Paper money can pick up cocaine particles directly from users snorting the drug through rolled up bills, or from the handling of cash during drug deals. Contamination can spread when bills are stacked together or run through counting machines.

Scientists tested bank notes from more than 30 cities in the US, Canada, Brazil, China and Japan. They found "alarming" evidence of cocaine contamination in many areas. The US and Canada had the highest levels, with an average contamination rate of between 85 per cent and 90 per cent. China and Japan had the lowest rates of 20 per cent and 12 per cent.

moby
Aug 17th, 2009, 04:33 AM
W. T. F?

Rtael
Aug 17th, 2009, 04:49 PM
God damn China and Japan, pick up the slack!

~Eclipsed~
Aug 18th, 2009, 03:15 AM
Just saw this on AC 360. Very interesting statistic.

Wannabeknowitall
Aug 18th, 2009, 03:19 AM
I think I'm more worried about the ecoli that can be on american dollar bills than the cocaine.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Aug 18th, 2009, 04:03 AM
Coca Cola used to have some cocaine in it before it was banned in 1929 if I heard correctly

Alizé Molik
Aug 18th, 2009, 04:06 AM
I think I'm more worried about the ecoli that can be on american dollar bills than the cocaine.

Paper has a lot of drawbacks associated with it when you're using it to print something that's going to be around for a long time and handled by a lot of different people with varying ideas of sanitation. :help:

kris719
Aug 18th, 2009, 04:50 AM
ahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha seriously one of the funniest things i've read in a while

young_gunner913
Aug 18th, 2009, 05:12 AM
this is just coming out? :scratch: my science teacher told me about this my junior year of high school (4 years ago).

the jamierbelyea
Aug 18th, 2009, 05:39 AM
Oh, honey. I never have anything less then a $50 in my wallet.

In The Zone
Aug 18th, 2009, 05:42 AM
This is old news. :lol: I thought everyone knew it? It's such a small amount it is meaningless but it's there.

Cash is so 1999.

Harvs
Aug 18th, 2009, 06:40 AM
thats funny

Keadz
Aug 18th, 2009, 08:31 AM
That's why countries should stop using paper for their notes :help:

Australian money :hearts:

http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/129681/2/istockphoto_129681_australian_money.jpg

Wouldn't be surprised if they had cocaine in them either, they smell kind of funky.