What's Dirtier: Cash, Coins, Credit Cards . . . or a Public Bathroom?
This is one of those stories that makes me want to wash my hands at least 257 times a day.
Researchers swabbed a bunch of different surfaces in New York City to see the amount of bacteria on them. And they also swabbed coins, cash, and credit cards . . . which we handle every day without thinking about the germs.
Here are the rankings of all these FILTHY things, based on the average bacteria on their surface . . .
1. A McDonald's door handle had the most bacteria.
2. A park bench.
3. A parking meter.
4. A credit card.
5. A public bathroom.
8. A subway pole.