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November 2018

The journey of the handbag [INFOGRAPHIC]

Written by Peta Florus
Cleanliness and Hygiene

As we go about our day we are so focused on what we need to accomplish that we seldom think of the potential dangers lurking on every surface and touchpoint with which we come into contact.

In the infographic below, we can clearly see that no place is devoid of germs and bacteria and that our poor handbags (or manbags) really bare the brunt of the potential contamination. We put them down in random places and the surfaces they come into contact with are seldom germ-free. And although not always life-threatening (as we have built up some good resistance towards some bacteria) other bacteria can do some real harm.

Journey of the handbag hygiene infographic

Read more on handbag hygiene and how to limit the risk of cross-contamination from your handbag in our previous blog post here: How clean is your handbag?


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Peta Florus

Peta Florus

Peta has been part of Rentokil Initial family for a number of years with research and analysis being her core functions. She enjoys writing the occasional blogs for the pest and hygiene businesses sharing information and expertise on our specialist services. In her private time and being a mom of two teenagers, walks on the beach is the next best thing to spending quality family time.

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