Rudy- HA 355 HW 2_Solutions

Rudy- HA 355 HW 2_Solutions - Homework 2 Part 2 11. The...

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Homework 2 Part 2 11. The problem with whirlpools and spas in hotel guest rooms is found in the design of the tubs. The bathwater that was used during one guest’s bath never fully drains out of the pipes. Thus, the used bathwater sits in the pipes producing bacteria until it is filtered out with fresh water, which pushes it back into the tub. The “fresh” water is not in fact that fresh because it contains old soap residue, dead skin, dirt, fecal matter, hair, and other bodily fluids and secretions. When a new bath is drawn, these contaminants come rushing back in the tub with the “fresh” water and pollute the water and the air. As a result, the guest is unknowingly breathing in the bacteria and submerging themselves in a tub full of pathogens that can make them sick. According to a study done by Rita B. Moyes, PhD, Microbiologist at Texas A&M University, in which she focused on extent and content of bacteria in the water from piped whirlpools and spas, “all tub samples tested contained microorganisms
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This homework help was uploaded on 02/19/2009 for the course H ADM 355 taught by Professor Rudy during the Spring '06 term at Cornell.

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