Men’s beards carry more harmful bacteria than dog fur does, study claims

Seven men had bacteria levels so high they posed a genuine threat to human health. Source GettyMore

Seven men had bacteria levels so high they posed a genuine threat to human health. Source GettyMore

However, only 23 out of 30 dogs had high counts.

A study has found that men's beards have more germs than dog's fur.

The results are pretty gross.

Is a man's beard dirtier than a dog?

Researchers actually found this disgusting information out by mistake, they were trying to find out if men could pick up dog diseases in their facial hair.

In the study, 18 bearded men all reportedly showed high microbial counts.

It might be time for men to clean up their act.

Seven of the men sampled had microbes that posed a threat to human health in their beards.

The "Game of Thrones" actor, who plays Jon Snow in the hit series, left fans across the globe devastated after shaving his now-famous beard off.

Scientists also wiped down the MRI scanner after examining the dogs and found a "significantly" lower bacteria count compared with levels after human use.

And he's exhausted of his bearded brethren catching so much flack for their fur.

"There seems to be a constant stream of negative stories about beards that suggest it's more about pogonophobia than anything else".

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