Concerns Mount That Plastic Bag Ban Could Help Spread Coronavirus

As New York’s plastic bag ban takes effect, new studies are showing that reusable bags might endanger your health and maybe spread the formidable coronavirus.

In the June 2018 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health, the trade publication published public health professor Dr. Ryan Sinclair’s scientific paper entitled, “The Spread of a Norovirus Surrogate via Reusable Grocery Bags in a Grocery Supermarket,” in which he concluded that reusable bags are very effective in transmitting infectious viruses from private homes to supermarket grocery carts and checkout stands.

Read the full article on Queens County Politics.

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