Women’s handbags (and baby bags!) contaminated with more bacteria than the average toilet.
Tests showed that one in five bag handles is home to sufficient bacteria to pose a risk to human health.
Leather handbags were the most bacteria-ridden as the spongy texture provides the perfect conditions for bacteria to grow.
Research also revealed that the dirtiest item in the average handbag is hand cream.
Game consoles, bicycles and children’s toys are all also worse than the toilet for lurking nasties, with the backyard trampoline also included.
Researchers said women should regularly clean their bags to prevent cross-contamination.
Eucalyptus Spray has been proven to kill 99.99 percent of household germs including E.coli (the most common germ found on children’s toys) and salmonella. Spray anywhere fingers regularly touch including door handles, computer keyboards, TV remotes, IPhones and tablets. And of course, handbags!
It is important to remember that parents are often toting a baby bag with them wherever they go. Give them a regular clean too!
When did you last clean your bag?
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