The flu virus can survive on paper cash for 17 days
If you are the kind of person who prefers cash, you may be compromising your health.
A new study found that paper money is filthy! On average cash contains over 26,000 bacteria, which is sufficient for infection. 60%, of people surveyed think money is the dirtiest thing they come in contact with, dirtier than public bathrooms and escalator hand rails.
Queen of Clean Debbie Sardone says she is not surprised with how dirty cash is, citing the Dartmouth study that found over 90% of all cash in circulation in the U.S. contains traces of cocaine.
Just last year three people at a Michigan Circle K became sick after handling cash that was contaminated with methamphetamines.
So what do we do? Sardone says hand washing habits play a big role. But, the cleaning business consultant adds, "keep your hands away from your eyes and mouth after handling money."
This survey and study could be good news for some though, credit cards users.