BAC­TE­RIA IS LURK­ING IN YOUR GYM BAG

LOSE IT! - - Buyer’s Guide -

A study by hy­giene ser­vices provider Ini­tial Wash­room Hy­giene has re­vealed that over a third of gym bags are in­fested with co­l­iform bac­te­ria. The study found leather bags to be the worst for germs, as the spongy tex­ture pro­vides the per­fect en­vi­ron­ment for the bac­te­ria to thrive, com­pared to can­vas and ny­lon bags. Re­search also found that 64% of women’s bags were over­run with dan­ger­ous bac­te­ria, com­pared to 61% of men’s bags. As 80% of all in­fec­tions are passed on by our hands, the risks in­volved with touch­ing and hold­ing sweaty gym bags is huge – keep your gym bag clean!

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