Sorry, but it's true. You'll actually encounter fewer germs using a public bathroom than you will using a typical grocery store shopping cart. Nasty.
A recent study showed that shopping carts harbor more saliva, bacteria and even fecal matter than public telephones and public toilets.
Think about how many babies you see gnawing away on a shopping cart handle while Mom is busy picking out eggs. Gah! And think about that baby's diapered bottom nestled in the spot where you'll later place your apples and tomatoes.
Many supermarkets now offer sanitary wipes at the entrance of the store. We emphatically suggest you use them. And if you're a parent and worried about your child encountering yucky bacteria, buy baby shopping seat covers to keep Junior germ free.