‘No-Shave November’ Could Be Festival For Germs, Study Shows Men With Beards Carry More Germs Than Dogs

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 01 November 2019, 12:37 PM
 Men With Beards Carry More Germs Than Dogs
Men With Beards Carry More Germs Than Dogs (Photo Credit : Twitter )

In the books, No-Shave November is a reason not to worry about refilling the razor blades, rather embrace body hair by going all Jason Momoa style. As much as we all love a man embrace their body parts, it is also worth nothing that apart from us, there is also those microscopic six, eight legged creates who are enjoying every bit of that thick hirsute. And science has proof to back it up!

Researchers have discovered that nearly half of all sampled beards hosted bugs dangerous to human health. The study, which was published by the Daily Mail took swabs from the beards of 18 men and the necks of 30 dogs, across a range of breeds, and compared the results.

Professor Andreas Gutzeit, of Switzerland's Hirslanden Clinic, told the publication, “The researchers found a significantly higher bacterial load in specimens taken from the men's beards compared with the dogs' fur.

"On the basis of these findings, dogs can be considered as clean compared with bearded men."

Keith Flett, founder of the Beard Liberation Front seems to argue otherwise against this bushy debate.

'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,' he said. '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’ Flett adds.

So, what are your thoughts about this season that gives you the liberty not to shave?



First Published: Friday, November 01, 2019 12:29 PM
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