If you're like most women, your purse is an item that you never leave home without. Handbags can sometimes turn into a bottomless pit with bacteria-ridden items like money, makeup, skincare and hair products, digital devices, clothes, and even food. Your hands touch about 300 surfaces every 30 minutes, which means there is a lot of bacteria traveling with you.
Research finds that your handbag may be contaminated with a great deal of bacteria, even MORE than the average toilet seat, according to a new study from Initial Washroom Hygiene, a hygiene and washroom services company in the U.K.
How is this affecting your overall health?
Donna Duberg, assistant professor of clinical laboratory science at Saint Louis University, shares how you can keep your carryall cleaner.