Women carry handbag everywhere they go. It’s no surprise that it will be filled with stuffs like make-up kits and refreshments. But what even they do not know is that they carry a huge amount of threatening bacterias with them. Even more shocking fact is that one-third of the women say they never bothered to clean their handbag! There is no surprise that they carry such a large amount of diseases in their handbag.
Researchers took swabs from inside the fashion accessories, as well as from laptops and gym holdalls.
Toxic terrors included deadly E.coli, which causes food poisoning, faecal Streptococcus, which is a cause of pneumonia, ear infection and meningitis, plus Coliforms, from the faeces of warm-blooded animals, and Pseudomonas, the second most common form of infection in hospital patients.
And as 33% of women admitted that they never clean their bags, it is no surprise that they are contaminated.
Men are cleaner, but only just, with 28% saying that they never wash their bags.
Of those quizzed, many people admitted they carried shoes, dirty socks, pants, snotty tissues and even DIY equipment with them on a daily basis.
Up to 20% said they would happily chew a piece of gum they found loose in the bottom of their holdall, unaware of the hygiene horrors.
And they confessed that they would eat the gum if they had forgotten to clean their teeth, before a first date or even before going to a big job interview.
And some people even admitted to blowing fluff off a piece of gum before popping it in their mouth.
The revealing swab tests were carried out on thousands of people by Mentos Pure Fresh Gum to look at our handbag habits.
Claire Powley, from Mentos Gum, said: “Our research results prove extremely shocking, particularly as so many of us wouldn’t think twice about eating loose gum found in the bottom of our bag, completely unaware to the harmful bacteria we are putting into our mouths at the same time.”
Last week, scientists revealed most holy water at places of worship contains harmful bacteria and should come with health warnings.