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Handbag warning to Women

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Made sense to me! lol:

> > > HANDBAGS...
> > > I never gave it a thought. Who would have thought?
> > >
> > > Have you ever noticed gals who sit their handbags on public toilet
> > > floors - then go directly to their dining tables and set it on the
> > > table? Happens a lot!
> > >
> > > It's not always the 'restaurant food' that causes stomach distress.
> > > Sometimes 'what you don't know will hurt you'!
> > >
> > > Read on...
> > >
> > > Mom got so upset when guests came in the door and plopped their
> > > handbags down on the counter where she was cooking or setting up food.
> > > She always said that handbags are really dirty, because of where they
> > > have been. Smart Mom!!!
> > >
> > > It's something just about every woman carries with them. While we may
> > > know what's inside our handbags, do you have any idea what's on the
> > > outside? Shauna Lake put handbags to the test - for bacteria - with
> > > surprising results. You may think twice about where you put your
> > > handbag.
> > >
> > > Women carry handbags everywhere; from the office to public toilets to
> > > the floor of the car . Most women won't be caught without their
> > > handbags, but did you ever stop to think about where your handbag goes
> > > during the day?
> > >
> > > 'I drive a school bus, so my handbag has been on the floor of the bus
> > > a lot,' says one woman. 'On the floor of my car, and in toilets.' 'I
> > > put my handbag in grocery shopping carts, on the floor of the toilet
> > > while changing a nappy,' says another woman 'and of course in my home
> > > which should be clean.'
> > >
> > > We decided to find out if handbags harbour a lot of bacteria. We
> > > learned how to test them at Nelson Laboratories in Salt Lake , and then
> > > we set out to test the average woman's handbag.
> > >
> > > Most women told us they didn't stop to think about what was on the
> > > bottom of their handbag. Most said at home they usually set their
> > > handbags on top of kitchen tables and counters where food is prepared.
> > >
> > > Most of the ladies we talked to told us they wouldn't be surprised if
> > > their handbags were at least a little bit dirty. It turns out
> > > handbags are so surprisingly dirty, even the microbiologist who tested
> > > them was shocked.
> > >
> > > Microbiologist Amy Karen of Nelson Labs says nearly all of the
> > > handbags tested were not only high in bacteria, but high in harmful
> > > kinds of bacteria. Pseudomonas can cause eye infections,
> > > staphylococcus aurous can cause serious skin infections, and
> > > salmonella and e-coli found on the handbags could make people very
> > > sick.
> > >
> > > In one sampling, four of five handbags tested positive for salmonella,
> > > and that's not the worst of it. 'There is faecal contamination on the
> > > handbags,' says Amy. Leather or vinyl handbags tended to be cleaner
> > > than cloth handbags, and lifestyle seemed to play a role. People with
> > > kids tended to have dirtier handbags than those without, with one
> > > exception. The handbag of one single woman who frequented nightclubs
> > > had one of the worst contaminations of all. 'Some type of faeces, or
> > > possibly vomit' says Amy.
> > >
> > > So the moral of this story - your handbag won't kill you, but it does
> > > have the potential to make you very sick if you keep it on places
> > > where you eat.
> > >
> > > Use hooks to hang your handbag at home and in toilets, and don't put
> > > it on your desk, a restaurant table, or on your kitchen countertop.
> > > Experts say you should think of your handbag the same way you would a
> > > pair of shoes. 'If you think about putting a pair of shoes onto your
> > > countertops, that's the same thing you're doing when you put your
> > > handbag on the countertops' - your handbag has gone where individuals
> > > before you have sneezed, coughed, spat, urinated, emptied bowels, etc!
> > > Do you really want to bring that home with you? The microbiologists
> > > at Nelson also said cleaning a handbag will help.
> > >
> > > Wash cloth handbags and use leather cleaner to clean the bottom of
> > > leather handbags.
> > >
> > > THIS IS WORTH SHARING!!!
> > >
> > > AND MEN PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO YOUR WIFE, GIRLFRIENDS OR DAUGHTERS!
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Very true is that. I'm always aware of where I put mine. Nasty thoughts eh?!
#2
How come this expired? lol Too scary or double post!
#3
As a guy it really doesn't apply to me (except for saturday nights down canal street, when I become Stephanie for the night!!).
#4
LOL ok. Must admit I've never really given my handbag much thought. Shall do now!
#5
I hang mine on the peg thats usually on the bag of the door.

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