Is your handbag dirtier than your toilet? A new study says that one in five are. That’s according to research from a British company called Initial Washroom Hygiene. The study noted that handbags spend a lot of time on the floor and other surfaces, and they’re rarely cleaned, so they can harbor bacteria that might make you sick. Leather bags, in particular, are a breeding ground for bacteria because they’re so soft. To be on the safe side, wipe your bag down regularly with antibacterial wipes, and wash up after handling your bag, especially before you eat.
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