Thursday, January 3, 2008
Healthy New Year, Part 4
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)...office equipment.