Yucky Secrets in Australian Hotels
Armed with swab tests and a black light, former police forensic investigator Peter Guerin scrutinized seven of Melbourne's top hotels. What he found was nauseating: mold in bathrooms, urine stained toilets, human body matter in beds, and even strains of dangerous bacteria such as E coli.
None of the hotels passed inspection. In every hotel tested, Guerin found an "unacceptable level" of potentially health-threatening microbes.
"The study's results were stomach-churning," says Guerin to Australia's Herald Sun.
"In one hotel bed I found a dozen pubic hairs and in another I found what appeared to be semen stains. Most rooms had urine splashes on their toilets, mold in their bathrooms and infectious bacteria was rife," Guerin continues.
Watch the forensics expert as he investigates:
The Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union, one of the largest unions in Australia, commissioned Guerin to carry out the survey. According to the union, hotel staff claimed they were being forced to cut corners because the workers were not being given adequate time to clean rooms--in some cases just 15 minutes.
For legal reasons, none of the hotels have been identified.
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