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Weighed down

(article, Culinate staff)

In the you-just-can't-win-department comes this news flash: reusable grocery bags may be hazardous to your health. As one grocery shopper told the New York Times,

bq. “There’s always something wrong with everything,” said Barry Lebost, standing outside the Trader Joe’s on West 72nd Street with four reusable bags filled with groceries. 

The problem? The bags may contain lead, which can flake off onto the food inside the bags. They might also be bacterial hothouses. But, hey, you're still saving the planet, right?