Viruses can live on a dollar bill for as long as 17 days!
So, it’s especially important to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after handling money.
Researchers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio found that 94 percent of the 68 bills tested were contaminated with bacteria, much of it benign. But 7 percent harbored dangerous pathogens, including Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Paper money can reportedly carry more germs than a household toilet. So, do not put dollar bills in your mouth and remember to wash your hands each time you handle money.