Do not often hold money especially paper money because without you knowing it, there are thousands of germs and bacteria. Reported by Time page, research conducted by Plos One, a company in New York, United States (US), various microbes in paper money can trigger acne, venereal disease, and others.
This is because of the discovery of the type of bacteria that are often in the genitals, mouth, animals, even harmful viruses. Also identified that in some paper money there are chemicals, types of drugs, and other substances.
It can happen like that because paper money is very fast to move from hand to hand. It even lasts for 10-15 years as long as the money is still in circulation.
“Many people do not wash their hands after holding money, they eat right away,” said a Microbiologist from New York Presbyterian and Columbia University Medical Center, Susan Whittier.
Researchers found many types of bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli), salmonella, and staphylococcus aureus, the type of bacteria that trigger serious diseases in humans. Not a few that can also adversely affect the money holders.
Therefore, do not often hold the money you have. Washing hands before eating can be an easy way to avoid infectious diseases caused by harmful bacteria attached to the surface of money.