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Saturday, February 27, 2010

H1N1 Bacteria can live on Money up to 3 Days!

Do you realize how many GERMS are on Bills and Coins?

Money is one of the dirtiest things we as humans come in contact with. Many people handle money throughout the day. These people may or may not be sanitary people, and the amount of germs on a person's hands varies from person to person. A person rarely thinks about what is on their hands when they hand someone a dollar bill. Perhaps they were cooking and touched raw meat, or they were cleaning their house or going to the bathroom and forgot to wash their hands. Whatever the case, money is very very dirty and you should have knowledge of exactly what kind of bacteria is on your money and how to avoid getting sick from handling dirty money. Even illegal drug residue can exist on money for a long period of time.

Sick people handle money all the time. They transmit germs to the money by coughing on the money, or wiping their nose and then touching the money. You can get sick from handling the money immediately after touching it. A cashiers job is particularly dangerous and they have to wash their hands constantly to avoid getting sick from the bacteria on money. There can be millions of germs on money at any given point. You have to remember how small bacteria is and that the paper really acts as a magnet for them.

So how can you keep yourself safe from dirty money? The answer is easy, wash your hands. Washing your hands with antibacterial soap will kill most of the germs you get from handling money. The problem is many people forget to wash their hands from time to time. Some people obsessively wash their hands over and over, which is not good either. Just wash at times your hands will get near your mouth, like before or after you go to the bathroom and especially wash your hands when you are sick to prevent the spread of germs. All types of germs are on money like the germs that cause staph infection, strep throat, pneumonia and especially H1N1 for a long as 3 days.

Coins also can hold germs on them but not as many as paper money. Paper money is by far the best way for germs to be transferred from person to person. People that are elderly or young or with comprised immune systems should be especially careful when handling money. These people are more susceptible to infection the healthy adults. Money is very dirty and filled with many different types of bacteria and microscopic bugs, so keep that in mind when handling it.

Just remember that the Microtronic Cashless System can help prevent many workplace illnesses by limiting the amount of cash that is handled! This is another selling point to customers to go Cashless!!!

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