Sunday, April 22, 2007

Is Your Purse Making You Sick?

Even though you may wash your hands 12 times a day, you could be re-contaminating yourself every time you pick up your purse. According to Joseph Brasco, M.D. many women are unaware of the harmful bacteria and germs that can collect on their purses."Women carry their purses everywhere and put them in all sorts of unsanitary places, from the floor of the car to bathrooms stalls, nightclubs and other spots that are magnets for germs." he says . "Most women don't realize that purses can harbour harmful germs such as salmonella, staphylococcus and even E-coli- any of which can make you very sick in a hurry!

Germs can live on a dry surfaces, such as handbags, for several hours. Dr. Brasco says it is best to carry a vinyl or leather purse during the winter months instead of cloth purses because they are easier to clean. "Use leather or vinyl cleaner , which can be found at most shoe stores to clean handbags, devoting extra attention to the bottom of the purse and also the handles. "Dr Brasco also says to "wipe down your purse in the evening when you come home from work or school."
"But beyond regular cleaning, be careful about where you place your purse. don't plop it on the floor one minute and then put it on top of the kitchen counter where you prepare \food , or soonb your purse will be responsible for infecting your entire family.!"
Although many people say that once you're sick there is nothing you can do. Jordan Rubin says that's not the case. To tell the bug to take a hike, nhe recommends drinking apple cider vinegar diluted with warm water and some honey for taste.
Mug of warm water
2 tbsps. of apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp. of honey
Drink this potion at least 3-4 times a day...

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