94% of bills are contaminated with bacteria

Studio shot of old dollar notes. Image shot 2011. Exact date unknown.

Approximately 94% of paper money that moves from hand to hand is riddled with bacteria. One NYU study found 3,000 types of organisms on just 80 $1 bills — including bacteria linked to pneumonia, food poisoning and staph infections.

If money is too filthy to touch, how are you supposed to pay the bills? Consider using a credit card instead. If you’re on time with your payments, you’ll raise your credit score and stave off the common cold!

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