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    Handbag warning to Women

    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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    Very true is that. I'm always aware of where I put mine. Nasty thoughts eh?!

    Original Poster

    How come this expired? lol Too scary or double post!

    As a guy it really doesn't apply to me (except for saturday nights down canal street, when I become Stephanie for the night!!).

    LOL ok. Must admit I've never really given my handbag much thought. Shall do now!

    I hang mine on the peg thats usually on the bag of the door.
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