Dirty money: Is it filthy enough to make you sick?

Researchers recently discovered that 80 percent of American bills are covered in drug residue, DNA and more than 100 types of bacteria.

Did you know that you might be carrying a lot more than money in your wallet?

Researchers recently found that 80-percent of the dollars in our currency system are filled with traces of illegal drugs, DNA and more than 100 different types of bacteria.

Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health, appeared on KARE TV  to talk about the freeloading germs found on our dirty money and if they can actually make us sick.

For more information on how to avoid sickness and stay healthy go to the Allina Health website. 

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