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Fox 5 news (Atlanta, GA) recently aired this report on a study they performed on women's purses. Their health team went to a local mall and took samples from the bottom of 50 women's purses. The purses were swabbed with cotton swabs along the entire bottom of the purses and placed into special containers. The swabs were then processed at a local laboratory. The Health Report also showed where women place their purses: public restrooms (on the floor beside the toilet), kitchen counters & kitchen tables, on tables & chairs in restaurants, etc. The results of the laboratory tests contained the following most serious result:
1 out of 4 purses has E COLI bacteria on it.
Other extremely serious bacteria also were listed, including Hepatitis.
They recommended that women should DAILY wipe their purses (particularly the bottom) with a disinfectant wipe and to be extremely careful where they put their purses. Most important, do NOT place your purse on a table from which you will eat or on a kitchen counter and do not put it anywhere close to a toilet.
Remember, when you flush a toilet, the spray goes a distance that is unrecognizable by the human eye.
WASH YOUR HANDS as often as you can! Keep an antibacterial hand sanitizer cleaner (no water needed) in your purse and use it often! And as soon as you get home from shopping (or wherever you have been and
used your purse), immediately wipe it all over with a disinfectant wipe. Repeating, this is a factual report aired on Health News, Fox 5, Atlanta, GA., the validity of which has also been verified through "Snopes. com"
(Internet authority). Please do your part for yourself and everyone else!
A microbiologist who examined the samples taken from the 50 purses recommended women wash the outside of their handbags at least once a day with soap and water to help remove any lurking contaminations. Clorox wipes will also work to remove germs.
Doctor Drew did a show on that a month or 2 back (tlc or dsc I think his show is on now?) But yah you would be amazed how much e coli bacteria we live with... You don't even want to know what's in your house
I just try not to think about it too much--I've lived this long with out an issue hehe