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A 25-year-old male asked:

I work with money someone handed me money with cocaine in it. could it effect me by touching it or the money?

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Dr. Jessica Langenhan
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Unlikely: Cocaine doesn't get absorbed through the skin, so it seems quite unlikely that that would have affected you in any way. When working with money in general, it's best to wash your hands regularly and refrain from touching your face/mouth while working.

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Last updated Nov 21, 2016

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