Hot-tub hygiene risks don’t end there. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially lethal kind of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacterium, which can be inhaled from the steam off a contaminated tub. (Legionella can also cause Pontiac fever, a flu-like illness.) Plus, as if all that thriving hot-tub water bacteria weren't enough, bathers add their own germs (feces, urine, and sweat) when they hop in.
Ready to permanently subtract hot-tubbing from your summer plans? Never fear, there is a better way. Click through to find out how to make your hot-tub habit healthy. (The Huffington Post)