E. coli found on 50 percent of shopping carts

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  1. crystalgenie

    crystalgenie New Member

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    Researchers from the University of Arizona swabbed shopping cart handles in four states looking for bacterial contamination. Of the 85 carts examined, 72 percent turned out to have a marker for fecal bacteria.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41838546/ns/health-kids_and_parenting/

    Just to think all my friends made fun of me for wiping down, with clorox wipes, my shopping cart before putting my DD in the cart. I swear from the day she was born until she quit riding in shopping carts I toted clorox wipes and wiped them down everytime.

    I worked with the general public and I swear I have seen...

    1. Babies gnawing on shopping cart handles.

    2. Toddlers walking barefoot in the grocery store as well as wal-mart restrooms.


    My conclusion, as a teenager , was that the general public is just nasty. This article proves me right.

    Ewww... just ewww...

    JMO.
     
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    My son works in a grocery store-- they do not clean the carts. It's up to us. I use sanitizer before getting into my car, after leaving the store...and while shopping, I avoid touching my face. Gross, isn't it?
     
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    norest4thewicked Karma is a beautiful thing ~

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