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'Green' reusable bags carry germs along with groceries

from The Miami Herald

Reusable grocery bags may be good for the environment, but they could be making you sick. With Montgomery County, Md., set to impose a tax on disposable grocery bags that's designed to discourage their use, a new study has found that intestinal bacteria like E. coli flourish in unwashed reusable bags. The study, published in the latest issue of the International Association for Food Protection's Food Protection Trends magazine, tested 87 reusable bags obtained at random from shoppers in California and Arizona. more

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