Saturday, July 01, 2006

Bacteria on Purses

So, the other day I picked up my wife’s mammoth stylin’ purse and inadvertently glanced inside. It contained the normal purse stuff including make-up, keys, etc… but was also filled with an assortment of children’s toys. Now, I think the kids had more to do with the toys than their mother, but it was a humorous look for me at the life of a hard working mother of five kids. Not even her purse is sacred!

This leads me to recent findings some researchers uncovered inside of women’s purses. Read below…

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A study was performed on women's purses. A 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 rest-rooms (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 — E COLI

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 you sit your purse. Most important, do NOT place your purse on a table (anywhere) where you will eat or on a kitchen counter and do not put it anywhere close to a toilet.


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