Study states that beards are more bacteria laden than dog’s fur

the Sun-

The study was trying to determine whether there was a risk of humans picking up a dog-borne disease from an MRI scanner also used for examinations by vets, the Mail On Sunday reports.

In examining the beards of 18 men and the necks of 30 dogs from a number of breeds, scientists  found that even hounds had lower levels of microbes than the beards surveyed.

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

The study found all of the bearded men, aged from 18 to 76, showed high microbial counts, while only 23 out of 30 dogs had high counts, and the remainder had moderate levels.

Seven of the men were shown to have bugs hazardous to human health.

The scanners were disinfected after the dogs were examined on the MRI scanner, showing a “significantly” lower bacteria count compared with levels seen when used by humans.


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26 Comments on Study states that beards are more bacteria laden than dog’s fur

  1. I wore a mustache for a couple years in the late 70’s as part of my disco attire. I noticed after awhile it needed constant cleaning. Off it came, never to re-appear. Facial hair is disgusting.

  2. I had a beard once. Then I ate some enchiladas. Off it came.

    I have also heard that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s. I have never been able to figure out why.

  3. It’s the UK edition of the “SUN”.

    Undoubtedly they tested muslims who wipe with the left hand, eat with their right hand and stroke their beards after raping underage girls.

  4. It comes from all the food that bearded men “save for later.” But no beard here, even though sometimes, I find unplanned food in my shirt pocket.

  5. They make this stuff called soap.
    It mixes with water and cleans things
    A beard is like a Rifle
    If you can’t keep it clean, you are not worthy

  6. I wear my close up glasses on a chain around ny neck. Amazing what lands on them instead of my chest.
    They are nearly a bib.

    p.s. I do not sport a beard.

  7. I remember when we got a new nurse back in 69 at the Naval hospital in Japan who’s job it was to ensure the cleanliness of the hospital…the Q.C. Officer. She came into out dept. with her little cart to take swabs of surfaces and equip. and one of the guys said “take a swab of Bob’s mustache!” So she did and grew a culture at the end of the week she came back with her report the lab was clean, but Bob was growing E. Vagina Coli under his nose! 🙂

  8. @ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ – When it comes to “beaver fur”, I refuse to interact unless the beaver has not fur at all. But that’s just me.

  9. we just applied for a grant to do a study to find out if any of the dogs could have gotten a disease from any of the people who used the scanner. We’re figuring 1.6 mil should cover the first phase.

  10. A song for fun:
    Grandpa’s whiskers, They hide the dirt on Grandpa’s shirt.

    A true short story. My spouse taught college chemistry and once had a male student who had “an odor.” This student who wanted to go into medicine stated to my spouse that he never used soap, but did once because of “those little gray things” in his hair.

  11. You’ll find all sorts of disgusting things in a Moslem’s beard, including a goat collar, a baby’s rattle, a camel saddle, an Obama campaign button, and the kitchen sink.

  12. Have they tested Wookie fur? Those things are hopping with parasitic insect life as well as their larva not to mention all the detritus collected from their filthy habits and contaminated surroundings. The strong and pungent odor noticed when one of these beasts are in the vicinity is overpowering and suggests a bacterial count unmatched by any other animal while still living.

  13. Talking about germs in beards before
    morning coffee is so cruel. On the other
    hand, nothing like a clean shaven man
    in the morning for this girl.

  14. Back when I was in the Marine Corp, we used to say, “Why cultivate something around you mouth, when it grows wild around you ‘Ass Hole'”?


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