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Even Reusable Bags Can Carry Environmental Risk

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avatar Even Reusable Bags Can Carry Environmental Risk
November 14, 2010 08:29PM
They dangle from the arms of many New Yorkers, a nearly ubiquitous emblem of empathy with the environment: synthetic, reusable grocery bags, another must-have accessory for the socially conscious. But the bags, hot items at upscale markets, may be on the verge of a glacier-size public relations problem: similar bags outside the city have been found to contain lead.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/15/nyregion/15bags.html?src=twt&twt=nytimesscience
avatar Re: Even Reusable Bags Can Carry Environmental Risk
November 14, 2010 10:22PM
Does that mean I have to stop eating them?
avatar Re: Even Reusable Bags Can Carry Environmental Risk
November 15, 2010 10:27AM
Just don't chew thoroughly and most of the lead will pass right through.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Even Reusable Bags Can Carry Environmental Risk
November 15, 2010 11:23AM
If I read the article correctly, the lead is in the ink. If I cut out the artwork and such, it should be safe.
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