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Reusable Bags: Good For the Earth. Good For You?

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Reduce, Reuse…Regurgitate? According to a study conducted by the University of Arizona, that just might be in the cards for you if you use reusable bags for your weekly grocery trip.
 
View the slideshow above for four quick tips that will keep your reusable bags clean.
 
We love reusable bags, but studies show that over 90 percent of people don’t wash them regularly. That means you’re putting Honeycrisp apples into the same bag that a raw chicken breast was oozing in just a few days earlier. Even if you give your fruit a quick rinse before it goes down the hatch, harmful bacteria like E. coli is often still clinging to your precious produce.
 
Don’t get freaked out quite yet, this is easy to fix!
 
Read Let's Talk Dirty: Hidden Germs In Your House, and Safety First: Top Places Full Of Germs to discover where more germs are lurking.
 
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