This Jacuzzi health warning comes from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) which explains that high water temperatures can endanger your health. For this reason, it recommends 104 degrees Fahrenheit as the maximum temperature.
It’s commonly believed that high temperatures can heal sick bodies. In fact, hot water baths and treatments are used all over the world. In Japan, for example, Jacuzzi (בריכות ספא)temperatures can reach as much as 115 degrees Fahrenheit. But that isn’t the case here and in other countries where they are regulated. This is because such high temperatures are associated with heat strokes and other health problems.
The above recommendation has prompted many spa manufacturers to install controls on their products that don’t allow the temperature to go beyond the recommended level. The CPSC revealed that water temperatures that exceed the normal body temperature can make people drowsy. This, in turn, may lead to unconsciousness and even result in drowning.
The risk of drowning increases with the consumption of alcoholic beverages before soaking or while in a Jacuzzi (ג׳קוזי לחצר). So far this year, 10 deaths have been reported, three of which occurred with the use of alcohol in a spa with a temperature of 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
Since heat raises blood pressure, such individuals are more likely to suffer from a stroke, heart attack or even die. Obese individuals should likewise avoid hot temperatures since obesity is usually associated with high blood pressure.