Rich Countries Have Clean Money

#Money

Wed, Aug 11th, 2010 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to a study of paper money done by Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the richer and more economically free a country, the fewer bacteria its banknotes carry, The Toronto Star reports.

Researchers found a strong correlation between the amount of bacteria per square centimeter on banknotes and a country?s ranking on the Index of Economic Freedom. Additionally, age and material used in making the banknote played a role in the amount of dirt and bacteria present.

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