Consumer Reports: Hidden dangers at health clubs

Jaime Hirsh is an associate editor for Consumer Reports, a magazine known for its ratings of products and services and for its consumer investigations. Each week on The News Now, Consumer Reports showcases a unique mix of expert, independent product testing, survey research, investigative journalism and consumer advocacy.

Monday, Hirsh discussed hidden dangers in health clubs. Hirsh said antibiotic-resistant staph infections can spread through shared gym equipment, mats, and towels. She also said bacteria in poorly maintained pools can spread disease. Another danger to be aware of is an exercise-related cardiac event. For tips on how to minimize your risks, visit

Next week on The News Now, Consumer Reports Electronics Editor, Paul Reynolds will join us from the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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