Many communities in southern California have banned plastic grocery bags and required surcharges for paper bags in hopes of convincing shoppers to switch to reusable bags.

But now a study shows that reusable grocery bags may pose a health risk.

Reusable bags tested positive for E. coli, salmonella and coliform bacteria, according to studies by Loma Linda University and the University of Arizona.

The bacteria proliferated wildly when the bag was left in a hot car.

A whole haul of groceries could be infected by contaminated bags, said health educator Rosemary Anthony.


Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. I am agree with it that the reusable grocery bag grow the bacteria. It is because plastics are synthetic substances produced by chemical reactions. Thanks for nice post.

  2. Use CRESBI crates – they will help everyone break a “bag” habit and avoid all those problems. I love them.


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