The coins on average have more bacteria than the toilet seat , and very few people wash their hands after touching the money , even in the most developed countries ...
Although two thirds of the people think that the money is dirty , only one in five people wash their hands after using money and coins , according to a large study of MasterCard conducted in more than 9,000 people in 12 European countries . Women more frequently wash their hands after touching money than the men .
According to this study , a banknote in Europe has over 26,000 of bacteria , and the dirtier money is in the UK , Denmark , Russia and Austria , reports the Daily Mail.
Even the coins are not immune to the bacteria . Recently the UK government announced the plastic banknotes which should be more resistant to dirt unlike the paper money and coins .
Polymer banknotes were for the first time introduced for use in Austria in 1988 , and has been used in 20 countries worldwide since then .
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