You probably know by now I’m a borderline germaphobe, especially when I travel. I almost always wipe down my plane seat, hotel room and rental car with antibacterial wipes, and I wash my hands often. But according to a shocking ABC News investigation, the dirtiest item in a hotel room is—get this—the hotel hair dryer!
“There must be some things you can do with a hair dryer that I am not aware of because some of them were pretty germy” said Microbiologist Chuck Gerba after conducting germ tests in nine different Los Angeles-area hotels.
I wrote an article on 10 things you don’t need to pack, and one of them was a hair dryer since they take up too much room. Well, it looks like I might have to edit that article. And in case you’re wondering, you’re right: I don’t have enough hair to use a hair dryer.
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