Explosive CDC Omission: Norovirus Spread Through Reusable Grocery Bags

Discussion in 'Environment' started by longknife, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. longknife
    Offline

    longknife Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Messages:
    25,205
    Thanks Received:
    8,347
    Trophy Points:
    900
    Location:
    Sin City
    Ratings:
    +13,578
    http://cdn.breitbart.com/mediaserver/Breitbart/Big-Government/2012/10/27/reusable-bags.png
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently expanded its website to include a norovirus toolkit advising the ways in which one might contract the killer virus.

    Among the public health agency's prescribed practices to stop the spread of the virus: "Practice proper hand hygiene … Take care in the kitchen … Do not prepare food while infected … Clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces after throwing up or having diarrhea … Wash laundry thoroughly."

    But nowhere in that exhaustive battery of norovirus dodges was a recommendation to avoid reusable grocery bags. Curious, considering that reusable-but-not-recyclable alternative to single-use plastic bags were recently linked to an unsavory outbreak of norovirus that struck a hapless middle school-aged girls' soccer team.

    The proliferation of the virus, which is estimated to cause 21 million of acute cases of gastroenteritis and the deaths of some 200,000 children annually, via the bags is in part the result of an unfortunate merger of form and function.

    Successive studies have shown reusable bags to host bacteria like E. coli, salmonella and fecal coliform in addition to norovirus. One study even found the bacteria build-up on reusable bags was 300 percent higher than what is considered a safe level by public health officials.

    Researchers at the University of Arizona sampled 84 reusable bags from shoppers in Los Angeles, the most recent major municipality to ban plastic bags, and two additional bag-outlawed cities. The findings were stunning: just over half were contaminated with some form of harmful bacteria while at least twelve percent contained traces of fecal matter. When the contaminated bags were housed in car trunks for two hours, scientists found the number of bacteria was boosted ten-fold.

    One recent study found only three out of every twenty Americans wash their reusable grocery bags with any regularity.

    From Explosive CDC Omission: Norovirus Spread Through Reusable Grocery Bags
     
  2. Mad Scientist
    Offline

    Mad Scientist Deplorable Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    23,940
    Thanks Received:
    5,212
    Trophy Points:
    270
    Ratings:
    +7,683
    You see what the "good for the environment" part is? It's bad for us!

    This is how Enviro Whackos think.
     
  3. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,117
    Thanks Received:
    9,265
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,395
    Why are folks pooping in their grocery bags?
     
  4. flacaltenn
    Offline

    flacaltenn USMB Mod Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Messages:
    30,110
    Thanks Received:
    4,668
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Location:
    Hillbilly Hollywood, Tenn
    Ratings:
    +13,385
    When you start passing "bag bans" -- you better own up to the responsibility NOT to KILL PEOPLE...

    Perhaps the stores pushing these Green bags ought to start RECYCLING them by sterilizing them for the customers. We'll see how long it takes before all those "planet savers" start DEMANDING plastic and paper bags again from their grocer..
     
  5. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,117
    Thanks Received:
    9,265
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,395
    Once, when asked "paper or plastic", I replied "low density polyethylene containment device" please.

    Gotta hand it to the kid he knew just what I was talking about LOL.
     
  6. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,428
    Thanks Received:
    8,397
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,409
    Hmmm...The term "externalities" springs to mind. :eusa_think:
     
  7. waltky
    Offline

    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    20,873
    Thanks Received:
    1,791
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    Okolona, KY
    Ratings:
    +3,884
    New Norovirus Strain Spreads Around The World...
    :eusa_eh:
    New strain of norovirus spreads around the world
    Wed, January 9, 2013, A new strain of the winter vomiting disease norovirus has spread to France, New Zealand and Japan from Australia and is overtaking all others to become the dominant strain in Britain, health officials said on Wednesday.
     
  8. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,474
    Thanks Received:
    5,416
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,318
    Wow. Now I have seen some dipshit reporting before, but the sentence in red takes the case. The jump from reuse of grocery bags to the use of those bags causing the death of 200,000 children is one of the worst cases of jounalistic idiocy I have seen in a long time. But typical of that source.

    Of course, a quick spray of Lysol is out of the question, correct? Once again, idiocy from idiots.
     
  9. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,474
    Thanks Received:
    5,416
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,318
    The term idiot comes to mind. Evey hear of Lysol?
     
  10. Mad Scientist
    Offline

    Mad Scientist Deplorable Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    23,940
    Thanks Received:
    5,212
    Trophy Points:
    270
    Ratings:
    +7,683
    This is proof that Box of Rocks cares not a whit about people.

    Rockhead, did you know some people are allergic to Lysol? You advocate praying that shit into every f*ckin' shopping bag there is! People could die as a result of your sh*ty "advice". :mad:

    Plus the MSDS (You DO know what an MSDS is DON'T YOU?) says it can be harmful if swallowed. But you don't care about Humans do you, only your Earth Goddess GAIA.
    http://www.plunketts.net/docs/msds/lysol-m-2.pdf

    F*ckin' crazy assed, Earth Worshiping, Warmist Extremists like YOU are gonna' get us all killed!
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1

Share This Page