Study Claims Bearded Men Have More Germs Than Dogs
A new study is shaking up our irrational love for FINE AZZ bearded men after it found that all that extra hair has been equaling up to bad hygiene. The viral study claims beard gang has MORE GERMS than DOG’s fur.
It can’t be…
Researchers at the Hirslanden Clinic near Zurich, Switzerland, wanted to determine whether evaluating humans and dogs in the same MRI scanner would be hygienic.
They did so by comparing the bacterial load in colony-forming units (CFU) of human-pathogenic microorganisms in specimens taken from 18 bearded men and 30 furry dogs.
The researchers also compared the extent of bacterial contamination of an MRI scanner used by both dogs and humans with two other MRI scanners used exclusively by humans.
Turns out all the bearded bros showed high microbial counts, compared with only 23 out of 30 dogs.
“On the basis of these findings, dogs can be considered as clean, compared with bearded men,” study author Andreas Gutzeit told the BBC.
“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.”
Welp, that’s that on that. Where do you stand?