Traces of Cocaine on 90% of Your Money Says Study


They always said money was the dirtiest thing their is, well that depends on what your definition of dirty is.

New study shows that cocaine residue is found in 90% of US bills.

To the normal person, a dollar bill that’s been passed a long over it’s usual span of 20 months and contains mass amounts of germs, dirt, and god knows that is purely disgusting.  To someone with an addiction for the nose candy, the good news is that 90% of the bills in your pocket are the equivilant to the last few crumbs at the bottom of a Doritos bag.

Have no fear though, Scientists claim that the amount of cocaine traces found on most US bills is so small that it’s incapable of causing any health risks.

According to Yuegang Zuo, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; “When the machine gets contaminated, it transfers the cocaine to the other bank notes.   These bills have fewer remnants of cocaine. Some of the dollars in his experiment had .006 micrograms, which is several thousands of times smaller than a single grain of sand.”

Apparently, something in cocaine is attracted to the green part of the US currency.

Don’t go rushing to the bank and demanding all your bills be changed for new ones, and don’t freak out about an upcoming drug test because you’ve been sniffing your money out of sheer boredom, just thought it was an interesting tid bit to share.

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2 Responses to Traces of Cocaine on 90% of Your Money Says Study

  1. August 17, 2009 at 4:11 pm #

    so, um, can I chop up my money and snort that?

  2. August 17, 2009 at 5:47 pm #

    Thanks for the information. Now I can exchange my paper money to coins for a little profit.

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