Some Interesting News...
Your Purse Could Be Making You Sick
A Microbiologist Found Millions of Germs on Purses
ABC News by Elisabeth Leamy
August 8, 2006
Microbiologist Chuck Gerba researches where organisms that make us sick lurk and lately he says he has found that germs gather on the outside of a woman's purse, especially on the bottom.
'We found fecal bacteria you normally find on the floor of restroom,' he said. 'We found bacteria that can cause skin infections on the bottom of purses. What's more amazing is the large numbers we find on the bottom of purses, which indicates that they can be picking up a lot of other germs like cold viruses or viruses that cause diarrhea.'
Read more: ABC News: Your Purse Could Be Making You Sick
After reading this, I wiped down my purse with disinfectant! I will never, ever set my purse down on a restroom floor again if I can possibly avoid it.
Between this and the handles of the shopping carts being contaminated, it takes some of the joy out of shopping.