April 15, 2019

Could this beard be cleaner than the human equivalent?

Could this beard be cleaner than the human equivalent?
Dr. Chris Brown

Want to keep things clean? You might be safer sharing a cuddle with your little buddy than with a hairy human!

Yes, swiss research has just found that human beards contain far more bacteria than dog fur. In fact, every single swab taken from a human beard had high bacterial counts whereas only 2/3 of the dog samples did. Most interestingly however, nearly 40% of the beard samples had bacterial levels considered dangerous for human health.

The reality is bacteria is everywhere in our world with increasing evidence that constant exposure may actually strengthen our immune system. As this research shows, a fear of bugs certainly shouldn’t prevent some serious pats, hugs and cuddles. That’s often the best medicine...

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