Your favorite big-box stores are some of the germiest places out there, harboring bacteria like E. coli and MRSA, and even fecal matter. Yuck.
So what shouldn’t you be touching at Costco, Walmart, and Target? Here are seven of the worst offenders.
1. Self-Checkout Computer Screens
Self-checkout computer screens are supposed to make your life easier, right? Think again. Although they may expedite your wait in line, its probably time to reconsider how you pay. Dr. Charles Gerba, a professor of microbiology at University of Arizona in Tucson, found that about 65% of all screens have fecal bacteria on them, with some even showing evidence of E. coli and MRSA. It’s enough to make us want to wait in line.