Are your reusable bags leaded or unleaded? - Metro US

Are your reusable bags leaded or unleaded?

Recently in the news, I heard that lead was found in many reusable cloth bags. I’m all for using fewer plastic shopping bags, but how do I know if any of the bags I own contain lead?
Pete, Halifax

High levels of lead have shown up in many reusable totes and grocery bags. To find out if the bags you own contain lead, contact the manufacturer. Some companies have gone so far as to issue recalls.

For example, you can read more about the Sears recall on Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety David Suzuki Foundation

Lindsay Coulter gives you the straight goods on living green. Send your questions to queenofgreen@metronews.ca. For more great tips, visit The David Suzuki Foundation at davidsuzuki.org.

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