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Dirty Money - Germs & Contaminants on Paper Currency

With the cold season upon us, you may want to stick with your plastic. Paper currency, like dollar bills, can host a veritable ecosystem of germs and other hazardous agents. Take a look at the graphic below, but be warned, you may never want to touch your money again!

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Logan Abbott is a personal finance and credit card expert with over 5 years of experience writing about each topic. He is a graduate of the USC Marshall School of Business, and also contributes to other online finance publications. He has been quoted in the New York Times, San Diego Union Tribune, TheStreet, and more.

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Corey McMahon's picture

... I think I just threw-up a little.

Anna's picture

Gross! Thanks for the reminder to practice good hygiene.

Not to mention eating out at places like Subway. They wear a new pair of plastic gloves when they switch between preparing food and handling money. Wasteful? yeah. But an ounce of prevention...

Joshua Heckathorn's picture

30% of money has poop on it?! That's just wrong...I knew there was another reason out there to avoid carrying cash.

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