Study: men's beards have more germs than dog fur

Posted at 7:42 AM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 08:42:38-04

Men's beards have more germs in them than dog fur

That's what a new study from the Hirslanden Clinic in Switzerland found.

Scientists took swabs from men's beards and compared them to samples from dogs' neck fur.

All of the beard samples showed high microbial counts while only about two-thirds of the dog fur samples had high counts.

Seven of the men sampled had microbes that posed a threat to human health in their beards.