Dorm Room Infested Surfaces

Microbiologist Charles Gerba, PhD, researched just how dirty women’s purses can be and uncovered some pretty nasty organisms living on the surface of them.

“We found fecal bacteria you normally find on the floor of a restroom. We found bacteria that can cause skin infections on the bottom of purses. What’s more amazing is the large numbers we find on the bottom of purses, which indicates that they can be picking up a lot of other germs like cold viruses or viruses that cause diarrhea,” Gerba said.

(via The Quad News – Quinnipiac University)