Skip to comments.Reusable Grocery Bags Breed Bacteria : Tests Confirm Risk Of Illness
Posted on 09/27/2010 2:05:03 PM PDT by george76
Marchetta could not find anyone who regularly cleaned their reusable bags.
Marchetta brought the lab results to Dr. Michelle Barron, the infectious disease expert at the University of Colorado Hospital.
"Wow. Wow. That is pretty impressive," said Barron.
Barron examines lab results for a living.
"Oh my goodness! This is definitely the highest count," Barron commented while looking at the bacteria count numbers.
She admitted she was shocked at what was found at the bottom of the bags.
"We're talking in the million range of bacteria," she said.
Marchetta used swabs provided by a local lab to test several grocery bags for bacteria, mold and yeast.
It is not only gross, but also painful if you get sick.
"You can have a terrible diarrhea, stomach ache, vomiting. Not a fun thing to have," said Barron.
To demonstrate the risk, Marchetta dusted grocery bags with a substance that glows in the dark to see how harmful germs can travel.
With the lights off, it was clear the Glo-Germ had not only stuck to our groceries, it was also on Marchettas hands, the counter top, and in the cupboard and refrigerator.
They like porous surfaces and live longer on plastic, said Barron, about the bacteria.
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What about sandwich bags?
I have seen cloth bags put on the grocery counter, that I would not want pig feed put in them.. looks like they have never been washed.. and then washing does not get rid of lots of germs..and etc..I worked in a large grocery chain when plastic bags were forced upon us.. and customers wanted to know if they could bring in their used paper bags, and the answer was no as they would carry germs..
‘DemonRATS’ do the same thing.
Um, duh? It took them long to figure out that if you use a reusable bag to hold meat, that bacteria would end up soaking in and settling? Common sense and there’s a reason that when loading groceries, a cashier is supposed to put the meat in a separate bag.
But if you have to wash them after each use isn’t that “bad” for the environment as well?
One more completelly common sense conclusion of which the lemming Left has been made oblivious.
The greenies #1 objective is to reduce the human population by 90%.
Every little bit helps.
What about sandwich bags?
Don’t re-use them more than 75 times and you should be Okay.
Maybe we can send them to hyperventilating liberals...They can recycle some CO2 for us.
Haaaaay, Warren Buffett swore he got out of that population control thing....
Great, NOW may we go back to paper please?
May the pretend environmentalists all contract mild stomach viruses from their nasty bags on November 2.
Seriously? No one washes these bags? I never thought of not washing them.
They’ll get a lot of use between now and November for sure!
I can’t wait to send this to my twirpy little lib nephew and his wife! They’ll come up with something like...”it’s better to risk our health that to risk our planet”. BWAHAHAHAHA!
>>Dont re-use them more than 75 times and you should be Okay.<<
I limit it to 50. And if they are used to hold raw meat I like to rinse them out every 25 cycles.