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Men with beards carry more germs than dogs, study finds

Posted: 6:39 AM, Apr 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-16 09:40:11-04
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A new study finds men with beards carry more germs than dogs.

Researchers tested the facial hair of men and dog fur from various breeds.

They found a significantly higher bacterial load in the men's beards, compared with the dogs' fur.

Some of the men tested positive for microbes that actually posed a threat to human health.

Experts say men should shampoo their beards regularly.

Study courtesy of ABC7 .