In response to:

Wash Your Bags -- Or Else

Sonny317 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 6:20 PM
We use re-useable bags in our house. Wash them after every use. Always keep one in my pack. No trouble at all and we don't have any problem of availability as we have about a dozen of all sizes.
San Francisco passed America's first ban on plastic bags in chain groceries and drugstores in 2007. In a research paper for the Institute for Law and Economics, law professors Jonathan Klick and Joshua Wright crunched state and federal data on emergency room admissions and food-borne illness deaths and figured that the San Francisco ban "led to an increase in infections immediately upon implementation."

They found a 46 percent rise in food-borne illness deaths. The bottom line: "Our results suggest that the San Francisco ban led to, conservatively, 5.4 annual additional deaths."

So is San Francisco's bag ban a killer? Conceivably, yes, but probably...