Study has revealed that bearded men carry more germs than dogs


A recent study revealed that bearded men tend to carry more germs than dogs do. There was a comparison between the levels of bacteria lurking in 18 men’s beard and 30 dogs from different breeds.

According to Professor Andreas Gutzeit of Switzerland’s Hirslanden Clinic, there was a significantly bacterial load in men’s beard compared with the dog’s fur.

The research was carried out in order to discover if there was a risk of humans contacting a disease from dogs if the same MRI scanner is used as a vet. It discovered that men aged 18-76 had high microbial counts.   Only 23 dogs had high microbial counts.

When the researchers disinfected the MRI scanners, they discovered higher levels of bugs after they were used by men.

Dr. Gutzeit said “on the basis of these findings, dogs can be considered as clean compared to bearded men.”

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