Dirty money: Handling cash and cards could be damaging to your health

Dirty money: Handling cash and cards could be damaging to your health

On a weekend shopper’s “honey do” checklist, handling contaminated currency and getting sick in the process likely didn’t make the top of the list.

Yet that’s exactly what can happen, scientists say, when you get a grip on grimy dollars, coins, and germ-laden bank credit and debit cards.

That’s the takeaway from a new study that shows the actual spending currency consumers carry are so loaded with germs, they could be a threat to the consumer’s health.

The report from LendEDU has some interesting science behind it.

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