At nearly every shopping cart stand in stores is a a canister of sanitizing wipes. When we wipe down the cart handle we are doing it because we don't want ourselves, or our kids, picking up harmful germs during flu season - right?

There may be one more important reason lurking that we never thought of, but some police departments around the country are fully embracing. Why? Because the alarming increase of drugs such as fentanyl , users are leaving traces on cart handles.

Even a small residue trace can enter your system through skin. Even worse, if our children are in the shopping cart seat even a small amount of contact can harm them.

Nobody wants a trace of this in our system, especially if Monday is 'pee-in-a-cup-day' at work.

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