VIA| The hipster beard revolution maybe in full flow — but a new study has warned that facial hair could be dirtier than a toilet bowl.
Apparently, it is not just food that can get caught in facial hair, with beards one of the most unhygienic things you could have on your face, with microbiologists claiming that there are more germs and bacteria in a beard than around a toilet. Nice.
Several beards contained normal bacteria, but some contained so much poo they were comparable to toilets. If there were similar samples in the water system, the scientist said it would have to be shut down for disinfecting.
‘Those are the types of things you’d find in (fecal matter),’Microbiologist John Golobic said.
And although none of the levels were enough to cause illness, the microbiologist said: ‘There would be a degree of uncleanliness that would be somewhat disturbing.’
Lots of hand washing and thorough beard scrubbing is the key, gents… or you could always reach for the razor.
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