Cash and Credit Cards contain 26,000 germs and viruses according to a study by Mastercard
as reported by CNN
. According to Scientific Curiosity
money can transfer live flu viruses for up to 17 days. Credit cards are even more hazardous than cash as viruses can live on plastic for hours maybe days. According to Dr. Susan Whittier
, a clinical microbiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center. "If someone is coughing, and then they hand their credit card to someone across the counter, I wouldn’t rule out the potential of transmission."