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Hot tubs are as full of nasty germs as you fear

There may be a host of other nasties lurking invisibly in the water. Despite the potential wellbeing benefits of heat and hydrotherapy, enjoying a relaxing dip in the hotel hot tub could do more harm than good.

The hot tub acts as a perfect environment for the growth of these bacteria because the warmth of the system creates an optimum temperature for their proliferation. The bubbling of the water also acts as an aerosol – allowing the bacteria to be released into the air, where they can be inhaled.

Article published on The Conversation website: 20 March 2024

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