Jan 17, 2012

Purse Germs

One of the most germ infested places many come into contact with is the bottom of a woman's purse. Many women fear the germs of public toilet seats, but don’t think twice about placing their purses down on the floor of the stall.

They also set them on the floor while riding the bus, in the car, at a restaurant, in a bar, or on floor at the office. Then, when they get home and set that same purse bottom on the kitchen counter or the dining room table.

Nelson Laboratories tested a random selection of ladies’ purses and found Pseudomonas, staphylococcus aurous, salmonella, and e-coli. Many of the handbags also had fecal contamination. Something to think about.