Paper banknotes: dirtier than you think
18 August 2015
Melbourne, Australia - As reported in the Indian publication Sakshipost (17 August 2015), local media continue to build a strong case for the use of polymer banknotes in the Sub-Continent. Citing a recent research study from the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in Delhi about the levels of bacteria and other antibiotic-resistant genes present on paper banknotes, the journalist also states that polymer banknotes would serve the country well as “another way to reduce the risk of spreading infection through banknotes is to switch to plastic. Countries like Canada, Australia and the UK have started putting polymer banknotes into circulation.”
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