Males with beards perhaps carry bacteria in their chin hair which could be hazardous to their health, whereas dogs possess lower levels of microbes.
The study, took swabs from the necks of 30 dogs and the beards of 18 men, across a variety of breeds, and contrasted the results. The test uncovered that all one of the 18 bearded men, aged between 18 and 76, displayed high microbial counts. Equate this to merely 23 of the 30 dogs possessing high levels – with the leftover seven wielding ‘moderate’ levels and pooches are technically cleaner … evidently. There were seven males found even to have microbes that arose a threat to human health.
Keith Flett, launcher of the Beard Liberation Front, raises doubt on the report suggesting to local news: “‘I think it’s possible to find all sorts of unpleasant things if you took swabs from people’s hair and hands and then tested them. I don’t believe that beards in themselves are unhygienic. There seems to be a constant stream of negative stories about beards that suggest it’s more about pogonophobia than anything else.”
Professor Andreas Gutzeit, of Hirslanden Clinic in Switzerland, information the publication: “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.” Thereby, it may have taken you what felt like ages to sprout your beard to the right thickness and length – though, would you shave it off now that we’ve warned you your face fro could host more germs that a K9 carries in its fur? We would..
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