Studies Show That Your Man's Beard Carries More Germs Than Your Dog | POPxo

Think Twice Before Kissing Your Bearded BF! This Study Proves He Carries More Germs Than A Dog

Think Twice Before Kissing Your Bearded BF! This Study Proves He Carries More Germs Than A Dog

Can't wait for him to shave off his scratchy beard? Well, now you have a scientific research to back your argument. A study has found that your man's face-forest is a lot less hygenic than your dog's fur! Professor Andreas Gutzeit of Switzerland’s Hirslanden Clinic said, "The researchers found a significantly higher bacterial load in specimens taken from the men’s beards compared with the dogs’ fur. On the basis of these findings, dogs can be considered as clean compared with bearded men."


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The concept of the study was to find out if humans could contract dog-borne diseases from an MRI scanner, which was being shared by veterinarians. So the reaserchers took swabs from the scruff of 30 dogs of various breeds and 18 men to complete the study. In the end, they found that all the bearded men, who were aged from 18 to 76 had high microbial counts, and only 23 of the 30 dogs showed similar micorbial presence. 


In conclusion, the men's beards have more germs, so they may need to take better care of their beards or just shave them off! No Shave November doesn't look like a healthy month anymore.


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