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When was the last time you really cleaned out your handbag? And we’re not talking about just tossing old receipts… In a study conducted by Mentos gum, 33 percent of the thousands of women surveyed ‘fessed up to never cleaning the inside of their purses. While we can definitely relate, additional findings from the poll have us reconsidering our ways. After taking swabs from the bottom of participants’ bags, researchers found traces of E. coli, along with bacteria that can cause pneumonia, stomach cramps, and bacterial meningitis. Looks like we’ll think twice before biting into that half-opened stick of gum! Now we want to know: How often do you clean out your bag? Tell us by voting in our poll below!

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