Yet Another Health Scare
Here’s yet another incongruity about reusable shopping bags, besides a threat of trace lead in many of the major grocery chains reusable bags, now an independent report states they’re a health threat due to the likelihood of bacteria growth after small amounts of moisture from raw food items are left inside folded reusable grocery bags, which are then often used over and over again without being wiped out. Is there ever a day goes by we don’t get hammered by a new health scare. How any of us baby boomers managed to survive into our golden years is beyond me. Of course one of the really interesting little tidbits about this newest independent research report is that it was commissioned by none other than the plastics industry, the ones who make all the plastic bags now being banned. Here we are again as well meaning consumers, caught in the middle. But before you throw away all your reusable bags and revert back to plastic, just remember, like anything else in our homes that we use daily for food prep, reusable bags should also be wiped down and cleaned more than once every few months! Voila, problem solved!