Could your handbag be making you sick?

Do you sit your handbag on your desk ?  Did you know women’s handbags are contaminated with more bacteria than the average toilet?

One in five handbag handles is home to sufficient bacteria (including fecal matter)  to pose a risk to human health.

Leather handbags are the most bacteria-riddled as the spongy texture provides the perfect conditions for bacteria to grow and spread.

Handbags come into regular contact with our hands and a variety of surfaces, so the risk of transferring different germs onto them is very high, especially as bags are rarely cleaned.

Once these germs are on the bags, they can easily be transferred via hands onto other surfaces inlcuding your mouth, eyes and nose.

You might want to think twice about how clean your workstation actually is before eating your lunch at your desk.

Microshield work with a number of offices and workplaces to keep staff protected from potentially harmful bacteria & subsequent illness.  Healthy staff are more engaged, more productive and less likely to be off sick.

If you’d like Microshield to take some swab samples from your office, get in touch.

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