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We have all heard the warning that a woman's purse is a germy mess because we sit it down in bathrooms and on floors. But not there is another way that our purses may be killing us.
On average a purse weighs 7 pounds. And now comes word that those highly-fashionable oversized handbags could be slowly killing us girls. "Pressure on the joints can lead to inflammation or muscle, tendon or ligament damage. This could lead to long-term problems," says Dr. Rosemary Leonard.