We love hot tubs. Any chance we can get in one, WHY NOT. Looking for a house on AirBNB or VRBO? Make sure it has a hot tub! But have you ever thought about how gross hot tubs are? No, right? We don't need that kind of negativity in our life while we're trying to enjoy one of the simple pleasures in life.
Well, Thanks to a Study Finds article that glorious, "ignorance is bliss" bubble has been popped. And if I have to live with this information, so do you. Sorry.
WARNING: This may make you want to never sit in a hot tub again
Here's what I learned about hot tubs: Whatever we have on our skin ends up in the water... "including the 100mg or so of feces usually present between our buttock cheeks"
100 mg of FECES.
The article goes on to ruin our day further by stating, quote, "This means that while you’re relaxing in the hot tub’s warm water, you’ll likely breathe in or swallow your Jacuzzi partner’s body's bacteria, viruses and fungi."
THE GOOD NEWS:
Most hot tubs that recirculate water have microbe-removing filters and the water is treated to control the bacteria.
Source: Study Finds