Thursday, January 3, 2008

Healthy New Year, Part 4

Your handbag

Recent studies found that most women's purses have tens of thousands of bacteria on the bottom. A few handbags were overrun with millions of bacteria. Germs causing eye infections and skin infections were found on women's handbags.

Ways to reduce the risk:

--Instead of slinging your purse on the floor, hang it on a hook whenever possible--especially in public bathrooms.

--Don't place your bag on the kitchen counter. (I would add the dining room table to this, too!)

--Stick with leather or vinyl purses, which are typically cleaner than cloth.

And tomorrow...last (but certainly not least) equipment.

1 comment:

Hidden One said...

What about occasionally cleaning the bottom of the handbag?

Postscript: I do not, nor have I ever, owned a handbag.