Reusable Bags Redux: Dirty Bags Kill
2/13/2013Benjamin Chapman, PhD
“The Internet is there to provide data for what you already believe.” That’s what Doug emailed me in a conversation we were having about the endless coverage of the supposed maim and chaos that reusable shopping bags have on public health.. The reusable-shopping-bags-are-killing-us discourse took a turn into the mainstream when the NY Post and San Francisco Chronicle covered a publishing-by-press-release paper by Jonathan Klick and Joshua Wright. They also put their paper on the Internet, on the Social Science Research Network, carrying the tag line of U of Penn Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper. But not in a peer reviewed journal that deals with food safety, microbiology or public health. Klick and Wright claim that something stinky has been going on since San Francisco banned plastic shopping bags, and the replacements, reusable polypropylene and or canvas bags, are killing people.
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