Study finds money even dirtier than previously thought

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:55 AM

We've all heard the figurative expression "dirty money," but a research team at New York University took it literally and researched exactly how many germs are on dollar bills.

As part of the Dirty Money Project, researchers found thousands of types of bacteria when analyzing genetic material on a $1 bill. That's several times more than found in previous studies.

News 4 This Morning's Steve Harris has more in the video above.

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