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Are you one of the filthy rich?


Are you one of the filthy rich?

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The expression ‘filthy rich’ takes on a whole new meaning in the light of a study into germs and dirt found on many of our bankcards and notes.

Nearly one in 10 bankcards contains traces of faecal matter and cash is even worse – one in seven banknotes has the same number of germs as a dirty toilet.

Scientists at London’s Queen Mary University Hospital carried out the research on nearly 300 people.

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