Has anyone ever seen a photo of a mustache hair under a microscope? It is not me saying this but
What do you think of this article by Derek Clontz, Yahoo Contributor Network Member, just google him. Article is reproduced in part here:
"Ladies, Your Man's Beard is Crawling with 20,000 'Bugs' that Can Make You Sick.
Researchers writing in April's Journal of Infectious Anomalies will cite a slew of studies that warn beards are breeding grounds for over 20,000 different bugs, bacteria, viruses, fungi, toxic molds, parasitic worms, cancer-causing heavy metals and dangerous one-celled animals called protozoa, some of which can make you deathly ill - or even attack your brain and kill you. And that's for whiskers that are shampooed, sanitized, and squeaky clean.
"Men who aren't so particular about hygiene are carrying around even more pathogens, including bacteria in concentrations comparable to those found in public restrooms and septic tanks," reports the JIA metastudy.
And yet, men who wear beards seldom get sick because they've developed immunities to the filth and diseases they pass on to their girlfriends, wives and other people they are in close contact with.
According to the JIA report, a staggering 57,345 women in 47 states were hospitalized from three hours to 26 days for treatment of an array of illnesses they caught from the beard of a significant other over the past year.
Because "beard contaminants", as they are called, have only recently been recognized as a health peril, this is the only period for which statistics have been recorded.
According to the report, the bugs that pose the greatest risk are:
- Dust mites and, believe it or not, bed bugs, both of which thrive in beards and spread a range of infectious diseases. They also cause severe allergic reactions in susceptible people.
- E. coli O157:H7. The same lethal strain of bacteria that's found on filthy, improperly processed meats and in unpasteurized juices lurk in most beards, particularly in the mustache and chin areas. Hundreds are hospitalized, and dozens die, following exposure each year
- Anthrax spores. These potentially lethal spores are present throughout nature but in weak concentrations that seldom cause harm. Beards catch and trap spores like a filter, increasing densities to levels that can rival those used in crude biological terror operations.
- Juvenile cockroaches, silverfish, stinkbugs and other disease-carrying insects. Beards are a perfect nest for filthy cockroaches and bugs that thrive in dark, warm places. Adults seldom remain in beards, preferring to range for food over a wider area. But juveniles seem to be perfectly content to feast on dribbles and crumbs that men lose in their whiskers.
- Icky worms. Tapeworms and hookworms that normally are found in soil and feces do well in beards. Anyone who comes into regular close contact with facial hair is at risk.
- The same pathogens that cause Mexico's infamous "Montezuma's Revenge" are right at home in beards -- and they send untold thousands racing the to the restroom annually.
- Lyme disease. You can pick it up from ticks - and beards, the new studies say. And of course, it can kill you.
- Liver-damaging hepatitis A and C can be transmitted by beards - as can the one-celled protozoa that can cause African Sleeping Sickness and malaria.
- Tuberculosis. The bacteria that cause TB usual lodge themselves in the lungs. Often, however, a man's beard or mustache will trap them -- increasing a loved ones risk of exposure.
- Sexually transmitted diseases, including but not limited to the pathogens that cause genital warts, gonorrhea, genital herpes, syphilis, chancroid, chlamydial infections, and the granddaddy of them all, HIV-AIDS.
- Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. This infection first appeared in the southwestern United States and proved fatal in more than half of all reported cases. There are only two know routes of transmission: Field mice and human beards.
"It may be time to re-evaluate our fascination with facial hair as a fashion statement," says the JIA report, noting that hair located on the head and other parts of the body were not included in the studies. "The toll in human misery is a serious public health matter that should not be overlooked." _____________________________
Just imagine, everytime a man with a mustache sneezes or if he has allergies all that liquid oozing from their nose settle in the mustache. Are you going to kiss a guy with a mustache now?
Your World Report-Red alert, ladies: Your man's beard is infested ...
According to the JIA report, the bugs that pose the greatest risk are: ... The same lethal strain of bacteria that's found on filthy, improperly processed meats and in unpasteurized juices lurk in most beards, particularly in the mustache and chin ...
Weekly World News - Mar 25, 2003 - Page 12 - Google Books Result
Vol. 24, No. 29 - Magazine
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What do you think of facial hair?
This information was also published by at least the CBC in Canada and the Huffington Post that I know of.
Don't trust me, just look at someone's mustache under a microscope and have a chemist identify the bacteria...and that is only on men that shower and are squeaky clean.
Again, after you google and read the above suggested articles, do tell, what do you think of men's facial hair now?