Chalk up another way idiots can spoil things for the rest of us: People use hotel coffee pots to cook methamphetamine. From the article:
- If you were to drink coffee from a pot used to make meth, it could be hazardous to your health. The problem is residue from chemicals such as red phosphorus and iodine. "Typical sickness and issues that would come with any chemical exposure, simple nausea, vomiting to maybe a hospital visit," said Phillips.
Phillips says it's pretty easy to tell if a coffee pot has been used to cook meth. It will have a dark reddish-orange stain. You should also be skeptical if there's a chemical odor when you walk in the room.
Thanks to Stuff from Patti Shock for the pointer.