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Never, Ever Use Hotel Ice Buckets—and 10 Other Germ-Ridden Spots in Every Hotel Room

Reader's Digest Logo By Sharon Feiereisen of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 12: Let's get this common misconception out of the way: High-end hotels don't have fewer micro-organisms. In fact, they can have many more. 'You would think <a href="http://www.rd.com/advice/travel/worlds-most-outrageous-luxury-hotels-and-resorts/1">paying more for a hotel</a> would also net you a cleaner room, but investigative reporters have found that not always to be the case,' says Jennifer Stagg, MD, naturopathic physician and author of <a href="http://www.drstagg.com/unzipyourgenes/">Unzip Your Genes: 5 Choices To Reveal A Radically Radiant You</a>.

Paying more doesn't exempt you

Let's get this common misconception out of the way: High-end hotels don't have fewer micro-organisms. In fact, they can have many more. 'You would think paying more for a hotel would also net you a cleaner room, but investigative reporters have found that not always to be the case,' says Jennifer Stagg, MD, naturopathic physician and author of Unzip Your Genes: 5 Choices To Reveal A Radically Radiant You.
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