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Checkup: Can recycling shopping bags spread bacteria?

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Air date: August 25, 2013

Host: Eric Metcalf

Check Up Pediatrics Safety
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Consumers often use reusable shopping bags for a variety of purposes which can result in cross contamination of common items. Chuck Gerba, microbiologist at University of Arizona has found bacteria originated from raw meat on shopping bags, 8% of which contained the troublesome E.coli.

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