Handbags carry toilet levels of bacteria

Handbags carry toilet levels of bacteria
MGN Online
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 8:29pm

A woman's handbag may contain more germs than the average toilet flush!

Swab tests on a variety of handbags revealed 20 percent had toilet levels of bacteria and enough to cross-contaminate other surfaces. The handles of a purse contained the most germs and leather handbags were the most likely to have high levels of bacteria. Items inside purses -- especially lotions, lipstick and mascara -- were also contaminated.

Experts say it's highly unlikely people could get sick from their handbags, but they suggest using anti-bacterial wipes to clean the bottom and handles on a regular basis.

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