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Money may be a popular subject to sing about, but that doesn’t make it any less dirty. Just think, where has that dollar bill been? Scenario: Girl hands it to a cashier at the grocery store, who hands it back to a guy who just went to the bathroom and didn’t wash his hands. Then the guy hands it to a homeless dude who sneezes on it. Homeless dude uses it to buy a coffee. Barista has a cold. You walk into that coffee shop, ask for some change, and BAM, you’re the proud owner of the dirty dollar bill. Congratulations.
DID YOU KNOW?
- “The metallic odor left on your hands after touching coins and metal objects is actually a type of human body odor. Skin oils break down and decompose after touching iron – creating the oh so familiar coin smell on hands” (Happy Worker).
- In a study by Dr. Peter Ender, 86 percent of bills had germs such as Streptococcus.
- “The highest amount of bacteria on an ATM is fecal bacteria” (Tipking).
- 30 percent of bills is contaminated with fecal bacteria.
- 90 percent of US Currency is laced with Cocaine.
- E. Coli can be found on 7 percent of all bills.
- BPA, the chemical carcinogen, can be found on half of all notes.
HOW TO PREVENT GETTING SICK
- “After handling a lot of bills, rub rubbing alcohol on your hands. Also it is wise to wash hands thoroughly after visiting ATMs. You may wish to carry an antibacterial solution with you” (Tipking).
The importance of washing your hands cannot be stressed enough. Did you check out our post on it yet?! Cash will never be germ-free, so it is up to YOU to handle it properly.
By HOSNA SAFI