What may be good for the environment, may, in fact, make you sick.
Reusable shopping bags are often a breeding ground for germs-- germs that can contaminate the food you've just bought.
Researchers tested 84 bags, half of them contained Coliform bacteria. The kind related to uncooked meat and other raw food products.
12% had E. coli which is behind a lot of food poisoning.
The study was funded by the American Chemistry Council. Experts say it's important to keep in mind what *kind* of bag you're using.
There are some ways to keep yourself from getting sick. Wash your cloth bags regularly and wipe down the plastic ones after each use.
Also, separate your raw foods and meats from the rest of your groceries. That could significantly cut down the chance of spreading bacteria.
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