Friday, July 02, 2004

Feeling like going to the spa today?

take a look at this first:
More than half the hot tubs and spas in U.S. hotels, campgrounds, gyms and other areas open to inspection violate local or state health regulations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. Inspectors found at least one problem with water chemistry, filtration and circulation or basic spa management on 56.8 percent of their 5,209 visits to sites in Florida and four other states in the summer of 2002... Poor hot tub maintenance can create a perfect environment for the spread of the bacteria that cause skin rashes and respiratory infections. There were 13 reported outbreaks linked to hot tubs between 1999 and 2000, affecting 183 people.

if it could happen in the states, it could perfectly happen here.

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