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There's Something You Don't Know About Your Reusable Shopping Bags

Headed to the grocery store?

Great, but before you go, you might want to ask yourself a serious question.

Are you sitting down?

There's something you probably don't know about your reusable shopping bag and it could be making you ill.

The question you need to ask yourself is, is my reusable shopping bag clean?

A recent study conducted in Arizona and California revealed concerning information about your reusable shopping bags.

In truth, they pose a danger to your overall health.

That's because most reusable bags contain harmful bacteria.

You didn't realize you were going to the store to bring home bacteria did you?

The study, published on the WISN12 website, concluded that many bags tested contained caliform.

Additionally, 8 percent tested positive for E. Coli.

That's because when you pack your bags at the store, the bags absorb bacteria on common grocery items such as meat and fruit.

To reduce the likelihood of falling ill after grocery shopping, make sure to wash and dry your reusable bags. Doing so can reduce bacteria by up to 99 percent.

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