TRAVEL SMARTER NOT HARDER:  The Dirtiest Spots in your Hotel Room Are… 
A new report might have you disinfecting your entire hotel room.    
Dr. Primrose Freestone has revealed the dirtiest places in your rented accommodation:  door handles, carpets, bedspreads, remotes, clocks and even curtains – the shower curtain, too – serve as bacterial and viral hotspots.

Wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer, after using a handle, before you next touch your face or eat or drink,” Dr. Freestone advises.

Clean glasses before using them.  Wearing socks or slippers or flip-flops on that floor.  And bring a pack of antiseptic wipes, plus a bottle of gel, to make your next hotel stay more sanitary.

Here’s another great tip, which Chicagoans like us learned, long ago, from one of the best investigative reporters in the business.  Dave Savini taught us that, if you turn off all the lights, close the curtains and darken the room, you can shine a black light on all of the fibers – carpet, drapes, towels, and BED COVERS.  It will reveal if human fluids have not been laundered out.  Remember his revolutionary report for Channel 2?!  Savini truly shined a light on a dark secret…   Ugh…  So grateful, still.

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