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Are Reusable Bags Safe? Please Read

submitted on October 17, 2009 by steve_05 in "Member's Lounge"
A study found that...
--More than 30 percent of the bags tested had unsafe levels of bacterial contaminations
--40 % had yeast or mold...
--Some even tested positive for intestinal fecal bacteria.

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    Posted by midget on October 17, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    I read part of the article and it makes sense.

    People use them for all sorts of things.

    Maybe one day they;ll use them to carry their text books, recycables and on another day use them to bring their groceries home.

    I can see where they would get bacteria from the variety of uses on them.
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    Posted by Leighbra on October 17, 2009
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    It's not that big of a deal. The shopping carts are nas-tay, too. Not to mention the belt you put your groceries on at check out, and the kid's hands who bags your groceries for you, and the bottom of your wife's purse that she sets on the kitchen counter or table.

    Wash them from time to time like you would anything else, and we always wash or cook our raw food before it goes in our mouth, right?

    It's not difficult to balance controlling your waste with eliminating bacteria on fomites.
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    Posted by MrCheap on October 17, 2009
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    You can't have your cake and eat it too. Saving the planet comes at a cost - like not forgetting to wash your recyclable bag once in a while
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    Posted by Leighbra on October 20, 2009
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    I love your balanced POV, MrCheap.

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