Is it hygienic to eat after handling change?

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Is it hygienic to eat after handling change?
« on: 23/11/2011 12:58:21 »
Hi,

When someone buys chips (crisps I guess!) from a vending machine, they take their change, and then use the same hand to eat whats inside. Is this unwise ?

I am a chemist, and really hope your show keeps growing.

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Dave
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Is money a microbiological threat?
« Reply #1 on: 21/11/2011 07:06:53 »
No, that's why we have an immune system.

Unless you are immunocompromised or have the bad luck that a really really nasty microbe is present on your hands you shouldn't worry about catching something.
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