don't believe eh? then read this.
A Study conducted in South Korea showed unexpected results about the public tools that cause contamination and transfer of bacteria. Found out that handles of shopping carts in stores are the most polluted with BACTERIA among the objects that are frequently traded among people, and handles of public toilets are not as bad as expected.
Studies that have been conducted proved that there are 1 million germs on just one shopping cart handle.
Researchers stress that shopping carts handles are the most contaminated pubic surfaces, even dirtier than most public restrooms.
The reason? Public restrooms are cleaned and disinfected regularly, but shopping carts are not. In fact most stores clean their shopping carts only a couple of times each year.
Many costumers don't realize the degree to which shopping carts have been exposed to bacteria and germs via source such as meat or poultry, children while sitting in the carts and other consumer's illnesses.
Did you know that shopping carts handles can harbor ten times more germs than almost anything you touch during the day? Swabs taking from shopping cart handles have shown germs, viruses, bacteria and body fluids on these plastic handles?
In meantime, with everyone touching the cart handles and babies being put into seats, the typical shopping carts is continuously being contaminated and accumulating a startling range of germs and viruses
source: receive this mail from my dad which was from health control section, Public health and Safety department
quite shocking huh? you know what to do. Always put hand sanitizer or wash your hands after touching the handles .. i doubt you wouldn't be touching the handles but the germs itself