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Money May Carry 3,000 Different Types Of Bacteria, New York University Reveals


4/23/2014 1:57:25 PM

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Money is just about the only thing that people will pick up with their bare hands, no matter its condition or the environment that it’s found in. Imagine seeing a $50 bill on the floor in a rest stop bathroom. It’s been visibly stepped all over, torn, and is now a lovely shade of brown. Chances are that it won’t even last 15 more minutes on the floor, no matter how unappealing it may look. Even though we don’t necessarily get our money off bathroom floors, the amount of germs and pathogens on the average dollar bill would suggest that. Some countries are taking measures to clean their contaminated currency, but just how successful are these techniques in keeping money sterile?

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