A Kimberly-Clark study has found ATMs, mailbox handles, parking meters and gas station pumps are top breeding grounds for harmful bacteria and viruses because they are rarely cleaned. When company hygienists swabbed hundreds of surfaces in six U.S. cities, they found viruses, like ones that cause the common cold and flu, all over gas pumps. They also found bacteria that causes staph infections, which can be spread person to person. The best defense? Keep hand sanitizer or wipes in your car or wash your hands if possible. And if you’re using that gas station bathroom, a Clipa handbag hanger can be keep your purse off the floor in nearly a dozen places.
This week, “How to be a germaphobe” revealed tips for keeping handbags cleaner including: machine washable bags, wiping down or sanitizing bags that can’t go in the machine, and using a Clipa to keep bags off the ground and away from germs: “I went to my son’s soccer game last night and hung my purse on the back of my chair instead of setting it on the ground.” You can read the whole article by clicking on the image above. If you are (of know of) a germaphobe, this clever purse hanger from Topcor could be the perfect gift!