Did you know that there are a million germs on just one shopping cart handle? I hate to imagine how many are living and crawling on the actual inside of the cart… you know where you put your food.
Never mind the fact that it’s the food itself (spinach, tomatoes, beef…) that has posed all the recent dangers. The fact that I know creepy-crawlies are on my shopping cart makes me want to stand up and do something about it.
Of course, it’s a company called PureCart that is trying to scare up buyers for their shopping cart sanitizing system. According to their website:
Studies have shown there are 1 million germs on just ONE shopping cart handle and that food-borne bacteria is the cause of 75 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths annually.
Wow. From the sound of that it seems like PureCart is the answer to all our health needs. I never knew that salmonella and E-coli could be directly attributed to shopping cart handles. I guess more people open up that package of tainted beef and spread it over the cart than I had thought. Maybe we should ask the homeless how they do it; somehow they seem to keep multiplying among all those infected shopping carts.
As a side note, apparently our cars are full of bugs too. That’s it. I’m going back in the bubble.