Image via Wikipedia The recent report by a newspaper in Tampa, Fl. has caused retailers and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate the lead levels of reusable shopping bags.
Tests showed some Publix reusable bags had lead levels that exceed federal limits for paint and exceeded rules coming soon for children's toys. Though the bags comply with other limits, Publix, in a cautionary move, asked its bag suppliers to lower lead content in bags. That decision came after officials were told the results of tests.
Read more here at the source: http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/nov/14/140842/lead-taints-reusable-bags/news-metro/