Who doesn’t love the relaxing feel of a hot tub or Jacuzzi? The sensation can be heavenly soaking your body in the pleasant warm water. But!! Halt right there!! Don’t get to used to a hot tub because it is also a hotbed of germs and bacteria. Yes there is a lot of bacteria in hot tubs. According to Dr Pritish Tosh an infectious disease specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and germ expert Kelly Reynolds, PhD, director of environmental health sciences at the University of Arizona, Here are ten things to know before you even immerse you foot in a hot tub.
1 Millions of germs survive in Jacuzzis
Each time someone soaks their body in a hot tub, they also soak their sweat, dirt, grime and germs too. You get the best of bacteria in a hot tub and you don’t expect the water to be changed after every individual enters and leaves. Keeping this in mind you could well imagine the diversity and quantity of bacteria and dirt in the hot water. Moreover gastrointestinal bacteria such as ecoli, shigella and Vibrio can also enter a hot tub through feces. Yuck!!