- WND - http://www.wnd.com -
'Dirty money' – banknotes covered with pathogens
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 12/22/2013 @ 12:53 am In Health,Money | No Comments
(Digital Journal) The phrase “dirty money” may have different meanings, but in terms of microbiology, a surprisingly high percentage of bank notes carry high numbers of pathogenic bacteria.
Handing over money or receiving change is a significant means of passing germs, according to a new study. Habip Gedik at the Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, and his colleagues in the Netherlands investigated how well bacteria survived on seven currencies: the euro, U.S. dollar, Canadian dollar, Moroccan dirham, Croatian kuna, Romanian leu and Indian rupee.
Article printed from WND: http://www.wnd.com
URL to article: http://www.wnd.com/2013/12/dirty-money-those-banknotes-are-covered-with-pathogens/
© Copyright 1997-2013. All Rights Reserved. WND.com.