The bathrooms at the European Parliament building are coated with cocaine, a German television newsmagazine reported this week. Reporters from the SAT1 station tested doorknobs, toilet paper dispensers, and other surfaces in the bathrooms used by E.U. legislators and staff. Nearly 90 percent, including the bathroom right outside the main chamber, had cocaine residue. “I was surprised to find such significant quantities on the swabs,” pharmacologist Fritz Sorgel told the London Guardian. “This proves substantial amounts of cocaine are being used in the European Parliament building.” A European Parliament spokeswoman noted that the bathrooms are open to the public, and that cocaine could be found in bathrooms in most public buildings.
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