Fecal Matter Found on 72 Percent of Grocery Carts

Shopping carts are actually even dirtier than a public bathroom, according to researchers. The scientists swabbed the handles of 85 carts in four states, and found that 72 percent of the carts tested positive for fecal matter.

A full 50 percent of the carts also tested positive for E. coli.

According to Fox News:

“Researchers said they found more fecal matter on the shopping cart handles than a typical bathroom due to the fact that bathrooms are disinfected more often than these carts ... The lead researcher ... also recommends that shoppers keep a close-eye on those reusable shopping bags because they can become what he calls a ‘bacterial swamp.’”

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