More Bacteria in the Grocery Store Than in the Bathroom
We know you’ve seen it all, mama, but brace yourself for some pretty nasty stuff. New research from a University of Arizona professor finds that you’re likely to pick up more than just bread and eggs at the grocery store -- in fact, you could come home with E. coli. Researchers swabbed the handles of 85 grocery carts, and 72 percent had traces of fecal bacteria. Plus, half of those carts tested positive for E. coli. This certainly explains why kids who can’t pry their fingers away from, well, everything are more likely to become infected with bacteria. Wanna know the worst part? The researchers found more fecal bacteria on the shopping cart handles than in the typical bathroom! It’s officially time to hit up FreshDirect.
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