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Kudos to all that have forgone plastic bags for reusable canvas, but for the love of not contracting an infectious disease—please wash your canvas bag. Gothamist reports that a recent study found "coliform bacteria, suggesting raw-meat or uncooked-food contamination, was in half of the bags, and E. coli was found in 12 percent of the bags". The good news is that washing the bags pretty much annihilates all bacteria, but the study also discovered that people barely or never wash their canvas totes (eh hem, yeah, you know who you are). Time to make a drop off at the cleaners, extra hot wash, please. [Racked National; Gothamist]