Men with beards carry more germs than dogs, study finds
Posted: 6:39 AM, Apr 16, 2019
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CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 18: All Blacks and Crusaders rugby player Ryan Crotty has his shaved off for charity by Leni Smith on September 18, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Crotty who has been growing his Ned Kelly style beard for two years is shaving his beard in aid of raising money for the Child Cancer Foundation. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)
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.