Men’s beards are loaded with way more bacteria – and even bugs – than what’s found in a dog’s fur, a new study shows.
A Swiss clinic compared men and dogs to find out who was cleaner.
23 of 30 dogs studied had high amounts of germs in their fur and the other seven had moderate amounts.
Seven of the men tested had high enough microbe counts in their beards to be considered a threat to human health.
However, a spokesman for the “beard liberation front” says the study seems to suggest the results are more about an irrational fear of beards than anything else.