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Posted on Sun, Feb 10, 2013 15:02

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
According to the JIA report, the bugs that pose the greatest risk are: • Dust ... The same lethal strain of bacteria that's found on im- . crawling in his beard! ... un- pasteurized juices lurk in most beards, particularly in the mustache and chin areas.

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?



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Posted on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:07

rmac22, conversguy--you want proof from reliable sources here it is: 

 

 

 

Diana, you may be very happy you did turn that guy away:

 

 

 

1)  Published by the US NIH (National Institute of Health) dot gov, cites an abstract from the British health department's studies of bacteria in facial hair affecting areas below a subject who has a hospital mask --:

 

The effect of facial hair and sex on the dispersal of bacteria below a masked subject.  (meaning a hospital mask)

 

Source --Magill Department of Anaesthetics, UK.


Abstract


Surgical face masks prevent the dispersal of bacteria from the upper airway to surfaces immediately in front of and below the face during talking. However, mask wiggling has been reported to increase dermabrasion and bacterial contamination of surfaces immediately below the face. Facial hair and recent shaving may alter the quantity of particles shed by dermabrasion when the mask is wiggled. We investigated the effect of mask wiggling in 10 bearded and 10 clean-shaven male subjects, and 10 female subjects. Wiggling the mask significantly increased the degree of bacterial shedding onto agar plates 15 cm below the lips in bearded males (p = 0.03) and females (p = 0.03), but not in clean-shaven males. At rest without mask wiggling the bearded subjects shed significantly more bacteria than clean-shaven males (p = 0.01) or females (p = 0.001). To reduce the risks of contamination of the sterile field when face masks are worn females and bearded males should avoid wiggling the face mask. Bearded males may also consider removing their beards.




Further, the high ranking Canadian University of Guelph's Independent newspaper, the Ontarion, said:

Nov 21, 2012 – How your new moustache might be the breeding ground for bacteria ... of facial hair (read, moustache) may act as a sort of bacterial sponge.

 

 

 

2) Now the Mayo Clinic (besides TB bacteria, cancer and other horrible bacteria you can contract) says there is the following bacteria in facial hair:
(Source of Data:  Mayo Clinic -- Bacteria in Mustache and Facial Hair -- cannot give you the web address because of the rule in this medium but it is there).

    Acne — Comprehensive overview covers causes, acne treatments, and prevention.
    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment of this digestive disorder.
    Ulcerative colitis

    Ulcerative colitis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, complications, treatment of this inflammatory bowel disease.
    Crohn's disease

    Crohn's disease — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, complications, treatment of this inflammatory bowel disease.
    Dermatitis

    Dermatitis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatments of this itchy skin disorder.
    Folliculitis

    Folliculitis — Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatments.
    Epidermolysis bullosa

    Epidermolysis bullosa — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatments of this group of skin diseases.
    Rosacea

    Rosacea — Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatment of this inflammatory, adult skin disease.
   
    Stevens-Johnson syndrome — Comprehensive overview covers signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment of this severe skin disorder.

 

 

 

3)  Even WORSE!  An article in the February 15th, 16th and 17th week-end's edition of the Wall Street Journal said a new deadly strain of the TB microbe, resistant to antibiotics, which originated in India is now a global threatAdd to that the fact that about 1/3 of the world's population has latent TB and it gets scary.  "A man's mustache traps almost every form of bacteria you can think of including TB".  Google TB and the Mayo Clinic. The regular TB microbe, "Mycobacterium tuberculosis" is a highly infectious bacterial species that lives intracellular (or inside your cells). Active TB is a huge problem in certain countries and a lot of business people or those coming to see relatives in the US in addition to the 50 Million plus illegal aliens already here, bring it with them. Most public transport systems have a HEPA filtration system that should help clean the air, but anyone standing next to you that coughed up the bacteria could have spread it to your man's mustache where it becomes trapped and then passes to you.

 

 

 

 

 

4)  Why do you think the Military has a no facial hair policy?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5)  The Yankees have a no facial hair policy (just my opinion but if the players are worth so much money to the owners of the League, they sure don't want those players or their families getting sick...too much $ invested in them). 



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Posted on Sun, Feb 17, 2013 09:20

Yikes!  I think you ruined me Pianist!!  I had a guy hit on me last week.  He had a mustache.  Ugggh...I didn't even respond to him because all I could think about was this blog.  *sigh*



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Posted on Wed, Feb 13, 2013 19:12

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Posted on Wed, Feb 13, 2013 19:11

I am trying to upload .jpg pictures of the bacteria...anywhere from TB to Cancer on these two pictures.


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Posted on Wed, Feb 13, 2013 09:07

My Dearest JEN.... 

 

You're killing me girl!! So help me.. If you dare to post that other awful photo on here.. The Princess WILL jump through this screen and choke you to death!! LOLOL... I'm still tossing and turning all night!!

 

I have actually seen beards, (the long, hairy, nasty kind) with food particles... I can't eat looking at someone with a nasty beard. IT'S GROSS! 

 

I have a friend with a very short goatee? beard thing and mushstache.... Very short, very well kept..... but I am emailing him this info. I'm curious to see what he has to say, as I cannot picture him without his facial hair.. and it does make him look sexy.. (and I am not into facial hair) But I am curious to hear his thoughts.

 

I had a BF years ago and I told him, "I hate mustaches!" He walks in the living room one day out of the blue and starts talking to me. He is getting irritated asking me, "Don't you notice anything different!" I finally realized.. HE SHAVE HIS STACHE OFF!! He had it for 22 years!!! That was about 8 years ago, and he is still "hair free!" 

 

MEN WILL GO TO ALL KINDS OF LENGTHS TO PROVE THEIR LOVE LADIES! ;) 

 

And BTW... I think I dated Fish 1 and Fish 3... Heehee~



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Posted on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 17:00

Hoping posted;

"I personally do not care for beards... BUT... I won't complain about them unless they are the unkempt, nasty kind. (Like that awful photo JEN posted! JEN.. I'M STILL HAVING NIGHTMARES OVER THAT ONE! You need to be beat like a red-headed step chid girl!! That was disgusting!! LOL)"

 

 


 

Lol,Hoping, it was awful,wasn't it!? Sorry for any nightmares I may have caused.  Pianist, do you want to see it? I will repost it here if you want, It is a very gross example of a beard (& more).  I wish I could post it on my profile of the other site I'm on for some sympathy but I'm afraid it will somehow backfire on me. I cannot even mention body hair right now, except to say how I can't mention it. Okay..2 words.. Hair Sweater. lol

 


I found some extremely gross photos of hairy guys in this site -photobucket

 

 

 

 Slightly off the subject of hair. I did post this fish trio as a subtle warning (on the other site) and yet the ones who look similar to those fish are blissfully unaware of any resemblance and contact me anyway, sometimes even stating how they laughed at that fish trio photo.



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Posted on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 15:14

Quoting NGL2011:

Us poor guys, just another thing women have to complain about.  LOL

 

I wonder what's next !  ;)


LOL @ BEPOSITVE!! BACK HAIR!! UGH!! 

 

RAY, not to worry.. 

 

I personally do not care for beards... BUT... I won't complain about them unless they are the unkempt, nasty kind. (Like that awful photo JEN posted! JEN.. I'M STILL HAVING NIGHTMARES OVER THAT ONE! You need to be beat like a red-headed step chid girl!! That was disgusting!!  LOL) 

 

And beards can actually be good for a man.. 

 

Prevent skin cancer on the face and keeps a man warm... 

 

(And it's possibly a good thing.. since noone wants to snuggle with him!) Heeheehee~~

 

PIANIST- Id love to WELCOME you to blogging ...

 

But, I can't thank you for reminding me about the bugs!! I'm all itchy now!! ;) 



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Posted on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 11:04

Us poor guys, just another thing women have to complain about.  LOL

 

I wonder what's next !  ;)



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Posted on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 14:38

Thanks pianistMBA777!

 

Even more reasons to not date men with facial hair, besides being scratchy, wirey and smelly. Sorry guys..... BeWell .... ;-D

 



BeWell and wishing you only the best ! ..................;-D

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Posted on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 11:38

Makes you wonder about what is lurking in back hair then...........ewwwwwwww  Thanks for the interesting post. 



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Posted on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 07:21

Thank you very much for bringing this important information to us.  While I never have been a big fan of facial hair anyway, I think you just gave me another reason.



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Posted on Sun, Feb 10, 2013 22:41

This is GREAT news!  You ladies get the word out to all the women around the world, while I try to convince all men to grow a full beard...except for me of course. LOL



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Posted on Sun, Feb 10, 2013 20:26

Thank you Jenkneee!  FYI, I do not know about Derek Clontz but the articles I quoted from the Canadian CBC and Huffington Post are REAL as I got them by googling and could quote the source if I were allowed to quote websites on this forum but we are not.  Just google the two words "mustache bacteria" and you will find them and then some! Also, see the articles with "Movember mustache" where Canadians started to grow mustaches to raise money to fight cancer...yet they were proliferating more and more bacteria.

Further, my second job was as Administrator of a hospital and my BFF was Head of the Lab. She showed me mustache hairs underneath a microscope and because of that and the fact that I verified the data re microbes/bacteria with doctors, I never kissed and never will kiss anyone with a mustache. 

May we both, each find a good looking man who showers and shaves daily.



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Posted on Sun, Feb 10, 2013 15:31

Ewww!!

 

EWWW!!! Thanks for posting this article. I already hated most mustaches but now I have more reasons to hate them. They are a HUGE TURN-OFF!! I don't know if I will ever be able to kiss someone with a mustache again!



I posted a blog on this site and mustaches were the first thing I mentioned. In case anyone whats to read it, it's called "Comedic- We might have a problem"  And your article has only convinced me that any mustache is a problem!



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