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reply to post by MysticPearl
Methinks this isn't just children sitting in the cart, but also a reflection of how few people wash their hands after a visit to the restroom. I see it all the time, men leaving a smelly, stink deposit in the toilet, and not even considering washing their hands afterwards. The most frequent place I see it? The gym. Disgusting
Originally posted by Frogs
A recent test by the University of Arizona found that 72% of grocery carts tested positive for fecal bacteria and around 50% of those also contained E. Coli.
Typically they found more fecal bacteria on the grocery cart handles than is usually found in the store restrooms.
Carts one of dirtiest places in grocery store, study says
Gerba says 72% of the carts had a positive marker for fecal bacteria. When they examined some of the samples, they found Escherichia coli, also known as E. coli, on half of them.
Researchers say they actually found more fecal bacteria on grocery cart handles than you would typically find in a bathroom, mainly because bathrooms are disinfected more often than shopping carts.
This is because typically they wash the restroom down every often. But the carts are typically never washed.
I know I'm going to start taking some wipes with me when I go to the store now!
edit on 3-3-2011 by Frogs because: removed a comma
Originally posted by Whereweheaded
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people are idiots and make comments like above.
People are idiots for taking necessary precautions? I think it would be you deemed an idiot that would suggest not trying to prevent the spreading of diseases...then have the audacity to suggest wearing a hazmat suit....your comments only solidify your ignorance!
In 2003, a survey sponsored by the American Society of Microbiology (ASM, 2003) found that almost one-quarter (22.6%) of observed travelers (N = 7,541) passing through five major U.S. and one Canadian airport failed to wash their hands after using public washrooms