Why You Shouldn't Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!
Just when we thought all we had to worry about was touch surfaces and washing our hands I read this article in the Wall Street Journal:
Talk about dirty money: Scientists are discovering a surprising number of microbes living on cash.
In the first comprehensive study of the DNA on dollar bills, researchers at New York University's Dirty Money Project found that currency is a medium of exchange for hundreds of different kinds of bacteria as bank notes pass from hand to hand.
By analyzing genetic material on $1 bills, the NYU researchers identified 3,000 types of bacteria in all—many times more than in previous studies that examined samples under a microscope. Even so, they could identify only about 20% of the non-human DNA they found because so many microorganisms haven't yet been cataloged in genetic data banks.
- Total DNA found: 1.2 billion segments
- Percentage human: 27%-48%
- Bacterial DNA: 54 million segmentsSampler of bacteria identified:
- Acinetobacter species:antibiotic-resistant infections
- Staphylococcus aureus: skin infections
- Bacillus cereus: food-borne illness
- Escherischia coli: food poisoning
- Helicobacter pylori: gastric ulcers
- Corynebactrium diptheriae: diphtheriaa
- Maybe we need to develop a money disinfectant?
Earth Day, Tuesday the 22nd.
In honor of the 44th Earth Day next Tuesday we put together a short fun video featuring our resident hippie. He recalls the changes in “green” over the years and talks about SanoVerde
We are up to almost 100 views (now over 200) before it hasn’t even hit the email list yet. ISSA will be promoting the video on their site Tuesday as well. Here is the link so you can spread the fun: http://www.bullenonline.com/bullen-news/
We continue to prep for the NJSSA show and to jet over for the ISSA Interclean show in Amsterdam. Look for videos to come from both locations
Have a great Easter Sunday and even better sales week!