I watched a news segment on Dirty Places (where germs hide) and one of the VERY Dirtiest was the Seat on the Shopping cart..which is where I always place my purse when Grocery Shopping. Gross! It is because of all the children with dirty diapers that sit on the seat. They did some sort of swab to test different surfaces. They said NEVER to use it for Food...and I immediately thought of my poor handbags. I always thought it was the bathroom floor/counter. I am always so careful, but NEVER gave any thought to the shopping cart seat. It is a surface that rarely is cleaned. YUCK!