Skip to comments.Oregon norovirus traced to reusable grocery bag
Posted on 05/09/2012 4:01:09 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon investigators have traced an outbreak of norovirus to a reusable grocery bag that members of a Beaverton girls' soccer team passed around when they shared cookies.
The soccer team of 13- and 14-year-olds traveled to Seattle for a weekend tournament in October 2010.
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How the bag got germed up in the first place may be less clear?
eco-nuts will never accept that reusable bags are a bad thing.
Libs/Greens never consider the consequences of their actions.
I reuse plastic bags only for holding trash.
Sounds like they mean one of these “green” flimsy cloth bags, not a run of the mill plastic disposable bag.
I wouldn’t use one for the purpose of direct contact with anything edible (unless it was going to be washed before eating) in any event. That’s just asking for bacteria, viruses, molds, and other parasites.
My wife has been vindicated. She said the reusable shopping bags were a virus outbreak waiting to happen.
oooh, this is promising, maybe Darwin could work some magic on the greenies and remove some from the gene pool.
Stevie Wonder could see this coming.
Another liberal regulation “for the children”.
That and the litter box scoopings.
Going Green will kill you. We have been warning them ever since they tried to outlaw plastic bags that reusable bags were germ collectors.
Pray for America
Will have to tell my husband about this -he would roll his eyes when I would tell the cashier that those reusable bags were gross-like a used kleenex...
A portable Petri dish with handles! Yuk..
I still miss brown paper bags....
What, you too?
Reusable shopping bags are like reusable clothes. If you don’t wash your clothes, you’re gonna have problems, too ... LOL ...
My cousin did a double tour in Korea, A couple days after he got back to the states he bought some groceries. As he was unloading the cart onto the cashier’s checkout, she asked him “paper or plastic?” He replied “plastic”, “I just got my debit card yesterday”.
Our grocery store was giving away bags last week so lots of people had them yesterday when I went shopping. All I could think of was them spreading even more germs everywhere and the outside sanitizing towels by the buggies has been empty for months. The only thing “green” coming out of using those things will be those people turning green from intestinal bugs.
Just look up "100% HyActivehollow core polypropylene ".
This product is a cloth manufactured from polypropylene thread with a HOLLOW CORE. It's popular stuff for winter wear worn close to your body ~ your cuts, scrapes, private parts, sweat glands ~ whatever.
They claim it's easily cleaned but what about those HOLLOW CORES? Are they easily cleaned? Does detergent get down there and wash out the viruses and bacteria that are invariably going to get inside those tubes?
If we scale that up a bit we run into a product called Double Walled Polypropylene Sheet, and they make modern mail trays out of it.
It's strong, wears well, and still flexible for any sort of packing requirement or condition. The hollow core tubes make this an ideal place to hide viruses and bacteria ~ USPS faced the prospect of having to destroy upwards of 250,000 of these trays after the Great Anthrax Attack of 2011 since breaks in the tubes sucked in the anthrax, while placing mail into the trays compressed the tubes and expelled the anthrax.
I don't know how many were destroyed but they and the mail in them were subjected to high intensity ultraviolet sanitizing light systems. You knew your mail was safe from the char!
Really, folks, I hadn't realized the woven polypropylene cloth was HOLLOW CORE but it appears from digging through the literature that's the only way you can make it flexible enough for use as a thread for weaving cloth-like products.
They've been selling these bags CHEAP at grocery stores nationwide, and as women's underwear, skintight undergarments for the ski slopes, men's underwear, t-shirts, etc.
I think it's a product whose time has come and gone!