Look inside your handbag. What do you see?
During a walk through the Newgate Mall recently, several women who checked inside their handbags reported the following items: wallet, keys, phone, chewed-up gum, wrappers, receipts, a piece of candy out of its wrapper, toothpicks, bobby pins, ponytail holders, granola bar, lip gloss, mascara, a toy, fruit rollups, sunglasses, an orange, pens, Chapstick, lotion, stamps, tampons, medication, comb, flashlight, nail file, a chewed-up straw, and yes, even a shoe.
Those were the items that could be seen. But what about the unseen items?
A new study by Initial Washroom Hygiene Solutions shows that much of the stuff women carry around in their bags is covered in germs, some of which have more bacteria than a toilet seat.