ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Beards are big in size, and popularity. Now we’re finding out some are also as dirty as a toilet.
A handful of brave men, allowed us to swab their beards to see what, if anything is growing in them. What we found even blew the mind of this microbiologist.
“I’m usually not that surprised and I was surprised by this.” said Microbiologist John Golobic.
All of the beards had a lot of bacteria like the normal stuff you’d find on most surfaces. Beards proving they trap and hold quite a bit. But some were comparable to toilets.
“What are they?” said reporter Royale Da.
“These are enterics, these are the types of things you find in feces.” said John Golobic.
Golobic says this bacteria won’t make you sick, “But there would be a degree of un-cleanliness that would be somewhat disturbing.” said John Golobic.
Golobic recommends a thorough beard scrubbing, lots of hand washing and trying to keep your hands away from you face. As much as possible.
Some sound advice especially as the beard revolution seems to be at its peak. Golobic tells us if the city was to find samples like this in the water system, they’d shut it down for disinfecting.