Researchers at the University of Arizona and Loma Linda University found that most shoppers -- 97%, in fact -- reported that they do not regularly, if ever, wash the bags.
The researchers tested bags for bacteria. They found whopping amounts of bacteria in all but one bag, and coliform bacteria (suggesting raw-meat or uncooked-food contamination) IN HALF! And yes, even dangerous E. coli was among them -- in 12% of the bags. [Full article can be found here]
You can be green and be healthy too! Like more and more families, we are making a vow to no longer use plastic shopping bags - even just here and there. We are sticking to the reusable bags. We spray after each & every use with our natural - yet powerful - essential oils Germ Fighting Thieves Blend to avoid bacterial growth. [remember Cinnamon Oil, contained in our blend, has been studied to be effective against Staphylococcus, E. coli and several antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria!] For even more research check out our Blog and Research Page at www.JosiahsOils.com.