Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Men with beards 'dirtier than dogs'
Beards are a growing trend among British men, with 42% now sporting some form of facial hair.
Despite face fuzz proving more attractive to the opposite sex than clean-shaven looks, it would seem the popular look falls short in the hygiene stakes.
A new study has found beards carry a ‘significantly higher’ amount of bacteria compared to a dog’s fur.
When the results were compared, all of the beards were found to have a high microbial count – compared to only 23 out of 30 of the dog swabs. Morever, seven subjects’ beards harboured bacteria that was harmful to human health.