Recent research conducted at London’s Metropolitan University found life threatening bacteria on the money we use.
Coins and notes are a breeding ground for dirt and bacteria and shockingly 19 different types of bacteria were found, 2 of which were life threatening and associated with MRSA and superbugs. Listeria was also found.
The Editor in Chief of Money.co.uk said “We were really shocked when the results revealed two of the world’s most dangerous bacteria were on the money we use.”
These findings could reinforce the argument for moving towards a cashless society but in the meantime the importance of washing hands thoroughly after handling money is key to stop the risk of these bacteria spreading.
If you would like to see the results in full, you can do so by clicking https://www.money.co.uk/guides/revealed-the-life-threatening-bacteria-on-your-cash.htm