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.


  1. A park bench.


  1. A parking meter.


  1. A credit card.


  1. A public bathroom.


  1. Cash.


  1. Coins.


  1. A subway pole.


(Lend Edu)