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Bacteria on Commonly Used Items
CEDAR RAPIDS (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
A deeper look at some of the things we use every day can show just how many germs we touch.
Experts say the handle of a grocery store shopping cart can have bacteria from someone else's gut or stomach.
That bacteria can also be found on elevator buttons, ATMs, and even your cell phone.
A gas station's soda dispenser can have E. Coli, and change from buying any item often contains someone else's mouth bacteria.
Doctors say the bacteria can cause illnesses or diseases, and this is part of the reason they recommend using hand sanitizers and washing hands often.