We've tackled a lot of germy topics here on Vitamin G: the germiest jobs, the germiest foods, the ickies chillin' on the lemon wedge in your drink and most recently the germiest places at the gym. Now, we take on public hot tubs--like the ones at hotels, gyms, or the one you're about to dive into at your friend's pool party. Read this before sticking your toe in...
I've always been suspicious of public hot tubs (or Jacuzzis, Whirlpools--or whatever you call them in your area of the country/world). But after Yahoo Shine picked up one of my Vitamin G posts about the germiest places at the gym, some readers chimed in about public hot tubs. And, this comment from Yahoo user "Habanero" really made me shudder:
"Having owned health clubs I can tell you the most disgusting place in a gym is the whirlpool ... "We would drain the whirlpool often to clean it. Tampons, rubbers, panty liners, band aids, fake nails, toe nails, mice etc. I would often wonder why people would 'bathe'Read More »from The Germy Facts About Public Hot Tubs (Don't Click If You're Easily Grossed Out!)