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Reusable grocery bags help the environment but can make you sick

Think about all the raw meat you carry, then the fresh food the next time. It can be easy to cross-contaminate without you knowing it.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Something else you should consider washing more often - those reusable grocery bags! 

Think about all the raw meat you carry, then the fresh food the next time. It can be easy to cross-contaminate without you knowing it.

You should consider cleaning them after every trip to the store. Most can be tossed into the wash on a sanitary cycle - or with a small amount of bleach and water.

When you're at the store, designate one bag for raw meats - and make it clear that's the one to use every week. You could also buy an insulated bag to keep food colder while on the way home.

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