Got this in a email

  1. dont know how true it is , but i think it worth reading anyway
    > >Bacteria on Purses
    > >
    > > Local Fox 5 news (Atlanta, GA) Health
    > >Report (8 May 2006). They aired this report on a study
    > >they performed on women's purses. Their health team went to a local
    > >mall and took samples from the bottom of 50 women's purses. The
    > >were swabbed with cotton swabs along the entire bottom of the
    > >and placed into special containers. The swabs were then processed at
    > >local laboratory.
    > >
    > >The Health Report also showed where women place their purses:
    > >restrooms (on the floor beside the toilet), kitchen counters &
    > >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 purs es
    > >(particularly the bottom) with a disinfectant wipe and to be
    > >careful where you sit your purse. Most important, do NOT place your
    > >purse on a table (anywhere) where you will eat or an a kitchen
    > >and do not put it anywhere close to a toilet.
    > >
    > > Remember, when you flush a toilet, the spray goes a distance that
    > >unrecognizable by the human eye.
    > >
    > > WASH YOUR HANDS as often as you can! Keep an antibacterial hand
    > >sanitizer cleaner (no water needed) in your purse and use it often!
    > >as soon as you get home from shopping (or w herever you have been and used your purse), immediately wipe it all over with a disinfectant
  2. Wow that's disgusting. I bet it's so true, too :sick: I really need to start cleaning my bags more often.... :hrmm:

    thanks for the heads up!​
  3. Ewww...I'm going to wipe down all my bags now, but I'm not sure what to do with the ones that can't get wet.:push:
  4. Ewwww! That is really gross. But I guess it doesn't surprise me that much.

    I know they've done lots of different studies and the grossest one I ever saw was that a phone receiver has more bacteria than a toilet seat. Yucky!
  5. I try not to place my purse on the ground. I will put it in the seat next to me so I am sure it is picking up gross seat stuff. Yuk!
  6. What kind of wipes are OK to use on handbags without damaging the leather?
  7. Ugh, gross. Good thing I never put my purses on the ground. I guess I better go wipe down my purses now.
  8. I never put my purses on the floor or on bathroom counters... ugh!
  9. Ok that's just gross!!! I'm feeling the need to clean right now....
  10. How can people put their bags on the floor in public restrooms????? That's honestly VERY disgusting!!!! I either hang mine on that little hook on the door, or put it on top of the TP dispenser (or whatever that huge thing is called). Aren't disenfecting wipes leather-damaging???? Don't they have alcohol?
  11. I was in Nordstrom's this weekend, went to the bathroom and saw someone put their LV Cabas Piano on the floor next to their feet! GROSS! What a waste of a beautiful LV bag.
  12. Germies are everywhere! What the reporters don't tell you is that while the whole planet is covered in bacteria, especially E. coli, is that what's on your purse, clothing, shoes, skin is not in great enough amounts to adversely affect you. So, unless you've been crawling around in a sewer or septic tank with your purse in hand, you and your family will suffer no harm.
    However, I do tend to wipe stuff down or wash it immediately if I've been around people showing symptoms of colds/flu or have been sneezing or coughing. Just in case my immune system is not up to the task of killing these dread germs all by itself.
    I don't suppose now would be the time to tell you about the experiment The MythBusters did concerning nasty bacteria on toothbrushes, would it?
  13. :sick: :sick:
    I am completely germ-phobic!!! And the fact that I am now a Public Health major just makes it worse :p . However, I do agree with kmccrea that the amount of a certain bacteria on a purse will probably not get a person sick. Also, it is just common sense not to put your bag on the bathroom floor or kitchen counter...there is just no reasoning for that :push: .

    DO tell...please:yes: , i yhink its important for us to know these things :shame:

  14. Ah, the voice of reason. Are you a microbiologist by any chance?
    Just curious. :smile:

    Sure, please share what MythBusters said please.