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Grocery & Shopping Bags (Reusable) Are Hazardous To Your Health!
Reusable Grocery/Shopping Bags: CAUTION!
Do you wash your reusable shopping/grocery bags? A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Arizona and Loma Linda University found that 97% of those surveyed, did not!
Researchers who tested grocery/shopping bags that were used repeatedly without washing, found that 100% of them contained bacteria of some kind. They found that about 50% had coliform bacteria and 12% had Escherichia coli (E. coli).
They also found that bags that contained meat juices which had leaked, and then were stored in the trunk of a car for two hours, had ten times the bacteria content!
The study was funded by the American Chemistry Council.
Madam Aphrodite™ Says: Kill Grocery/Shopping Bag Bacteria!
The solution to this problem is simple! All that you need to do is wash your reusable grocery/shopping bags! Washing either by hand or machine, with soap and water, cuts contamination by more than 99%.
So what are you waiting for? When you do that weekly laundry, throw in the reusable shopping/grocery bags! It's important to keep yourself and your family safe from food contamination and bacteria!