Frontier Global Sciences

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Frontier Global Sciences is a Seattle, Washington-based, privately-held analytical laboratory that in January, 2011, produced a report funded by serial lobbyist Rick Berman of the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) that concluded canvas grocery bags sold in grocery stores contain unacceptable levels of lead.[1] CCF Senior Research Analyst J. Justin Wilson then used the report to lobby in favor of plastic bags. CCF lobbies on behalf of plastic bag manufacturers. [2]

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Frontier Global Sciences
414 Pontius Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
+1 (206) 622 6960


  1. Laura Kolodny, TechCrunch Study Finds Unsafe Amount of Lead in Reusable Bags Sold by Retailers, blog/article, January 24, 2011
  2. Center for Consumer Freedom Excessive Amounts of Lead Found in Reusable Grocery Bags Supplied by Major Retailers, CCF organizational website, January 24, 2011, accessed August 24, 2011