Men’s beards carry more germs than dogs do in their fur, a study has found.
Scientists looked at the levels of bacteria lurking in 18 men’s facial hair and 30 dogs from different breeds.
‘The researchers found a significantly higher bacterial load in specimens taken from the men’s beards compared with the dogs’ fur,’ Professor Andreas Gutzeit, of Switzerland’s Hirslanden Clinic, said.
The study was designed to find out if there was a risk of humans picking up a disease from dogs if they used the same MRI scanner as a vet, reports the Mail on Sunday. Read more