ATMs Just As Germ-Plagued As Public Restrooms


The next time you’re getting money out of an ATM, it’s probably not all you’re getting.

A UK-based company has found that ATMs have just as much bacteria as public toilets. Experts took swabs from key pads on ATMs and compared them to swabs taken from the seats of nearby public toilets. The results showed both contained bacteria that cause diarrhea and other illnesses.

The swab tests were carried out following a survey asking people what they considered the biggest health risk. Public toilets came in at number one, with ATM machines ranking a distant 10th. Public telephones and bus stops ranked second and third respectively.

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