ATM keypads covered in bacteria

You might want to wash your hands the next time you withdraw cash from an ATM machine, a new study suggests.

ATM keypads in New York City were covered in bacteria, researchers reported, with most of the microbes coming from human skin, food or household surfaces.

To come to this conclusion, the investigators took swabs from the keypads of 66 ATM machines in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, including four that were outdoors.

 The most abundant bacteria on the keypads were normal human skin microbes. The most commonly identified sources of bacteria were household surfaces, such as televisions, restrooms, kitchens and pillows.

Read full story here  http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/11/16/ATM-keypads-covered-in-bacteria/9331479332277/

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