Fecal Matter Hiding in Hotel Rooms?
Picking up the remote control in a hotel room may also mean picking up fecal
matter, a new study found.
Researchers from the University of Houston swabbed 19 hotel room hideouts,
from door handles to headboards, and found the fecal bacterium E.
coli hiding on 81 percent of the surfaces, including the remote control, the
telephone and the bedside lamp.
The maid cart may be a villain, and not the hero in the fight against
contamination, according to the study, which found bacteria
blooming on mops and sponges used to clean rooms.