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How Dirty is Money?

Public Health Dirty Money: A Microbial Jungle Thrives In Your Wallet Updated April 24, 20147:23 AM ET Published April 23, 20147:40 AM ET Michaeleen Doucleff You may have heard that dollar bills harbor trace amounts of drugs. But those greenbacks in your wallet are hiding far more than cocaine and the flu. They’re teeming with life. Each dollar bill carries about 3,000 types of bacteria on its surface, scientists have found. Most are harmless. But cash also has DNA from drug resistant microbes. And your wad of dough may even…

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Doctors warn that more children are getting drunk on hand sanitizer Posted 1:30 PM, September 14, 2015, by CNN ATLANTA

— Nhaijah Russell’s parents had no idea what was wrong with their daughter when she was rushed to an emergency room from school. The 6 year old was slurring her words and was unable to walk. Doctors soon learned t hat Russell had swallowed three to four squirts of liquid hand sanitizer at school. She said that it tasted like strawberries, but she had no idea it contained enough alcohol to make her dangerously drunk. Since 2010, poison control center hotlines across the United States have seen a nearly 400%…

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