Men’s beards contain more harmful bacteria than the fur coats of dogs.
The study was actually done to understand if humans could contract dog-borne diseases from shared MRI scanners, according to a report published Saturday by Daily Mail. Instead, researchers found that the beards of all 18 of the men tested contained higher microbial counts while only 23 of the 30 dogs tested had similarly high microbial counts.
Basis - Findings - Dogs - Men - Gutzeit
“On the basis of these findings, dogs can be considered as clean compared with bearded men,” says Gutzeit.