Shopping Cart Handles Informative - Cr@ppy Carts
We all know germs and bacteria are prevalent on shopping cart handles, but have you ever wondered what germs and bacteria they are most commonly covered with?
Researchers at the University of Arizona wondered. They tested the handles of 85 shopping carts in four states and found 72% were covered in fecal bacteria.
Shopping carts are rarely disinfected as much as bathrooms are, so a bathroom might actually be cleaner.
It is up to the consumer to wash off and disinfect the handles, because stores usually don’t.
Many stores provide disinfectant wipes at or near the entrance, but it is not a bad idea to carry your own travel pack of wipes or small bottle of hand sanitizer and tissues.