Low Quality Reusable Bags Can Be Dangerous As Well

            In haste to migrate to reusable bags, you may not stop to consider the options you have to choose from. There are many different kinds of reusable bags, and of those different types, there are differing brands as well. A bag choice may be more important than you realize, as reusable bags are still emerging in popularity and there are many opportunities for low-quality products to slip into the market.
            In Buffalo, New York, there have been recent issues with reusable bags containing high amounts of lead. While it is said that the lead would not have any impact on food safety, the bags containing large amounts of lead is directly contradictory to their purpose of being environmentally friendly. This high concentration is lead is actually only outlawed in 19 states in the U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D) from New York has mentioned federal regulations on reusable lead levels, but that has yet to be seen. If this is a concern of yours, I would contact your local congressperson and tell them your concerns.
             What can you do for now? Considering all of the offending bags appear to be produced in China, I would recommend buying reusable bags that have been made within the United States. Support your national economy and help the economy at the same time!