Dear Friends & Contest Entrants!

Friday, November 19, 2010

I am hosting a giveaway here - and Envirosax gave me a bag to do it. 

But recently there have been articles, like the one in the New York Times, and so I am sharing what Envirosax shared with me about THEIR bags.

Here are some facts to put your mind at ease (and get you to enter the contest!):

  • Envirosax bags are made from a high grade woven polyester NOT non-woven polypropylene.
  • Non-woven polypropylene material may break down in UV light (sunlight) dispersing potentially toxic particles over your food, car, home etc. Polyester material does not do this. 
  • The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) is a recently introduced US legislation that establishes maximum safe levels of lead content in various consumer products, and establishes a certification process to ensure those products are safe for use by children. All Envirosax reusable bags have been tested for lead by an approved CPSA laboratory, Applied Technical Services Inc. in the USA and found to be in compliance with all applicable safety guidelines. 
  • All Envirosax reusable bags have been tested by Applied Technical Services Inc. down to 10 parts per million (ppm) and no lead was found at this level. 
  • Many cheap non-woven polypropylene bags tested as high as 500ppm, most hit 100ppm posing potential health risks.

So - I trust these bags - I always have.
Just DO NOT forget to wash them...that's a whole other contaminant.
And if you are holiday shopping for MOI - I would love love love Slingsax 3 and Minisax 3!
just sayin'


sprinkles said...

You know, I never thought about this until now. I volunteer once a week to hand out food to the poor and homeless. Most of them bring their own bags and if they don't, we provide plastic grocery bags for them. Well, a LOT of them don't appear to shower regularly. Which leads me to believe that probably none of their bags are washed either. Eww!

I loved the crust on your pie. So pretty!

Michelle said...

I have some mad love for Envirosax! Everytime I'm at the store someone asks me where I got mine.

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