How dangerouse are multi-use shopping bags for customers and checkout clerks?

Mar 14, 2020
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I just washed mine for the first time today. They are probably more than a year old and have attracted lots of germs in that time.
 
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LCarlson

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Nov 12, 2019
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Most germs will not last more than a few days or a week at the outside, but it is definitely a smart idea to wash them in hot, soapy water, on a regular basis - kudos to you for taking this measure!
~LC
 
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Mar 8, 2020
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Most germs will not last more than a few days or a week at the outside, but it is definitely a smart idea to wash them in hot, soapy water, on a regular basis - kudos to you for taking this measure!
~LC
Doesn't have to be hot water, it is the soap that disrupts the fat layer around the virus.
 
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All of this is good to know and things we've probably not been thinking about because we didn't have to. The bags I use for groceries are recycled something or other and can be "wiped clean". I've been taking that for granted. Now I come home and spray then with alcohol which is what I use on my hands, nitrile gloves and handles of carts. I let the alcohol dry rather than wipe. Excuse me, I have to go fold up my dried bags and wash my hands again.
 

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