Just say ‘ewwwww.’

Those ridiculously long fingernails you’ve seen on everyone from Cardi B. to Billie Eilish could be harboring 32 species of bacteria and 28 types of fungi say a biologist. And to make matters worse, some of the nasty bugs are resistant to antibiotics.

Doctor Jeffrey Kaplan, a biologist from American University in Washington D.C., says they provide plenty of space for ‘micro-organisms to adhere to’.



Kaplan said long artificial, natural, gel and acrylic nails all pose a risk of picking up ‘extra bacteria and fungi.’



And if you bite your nails or scratch yourself you could transmit deadly bacteria into your system.

So maybe think twice before getting extra-long talons.



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Evan Hosie has worked as a Women's Lifestyle editor/writer (expert in the beauty and fashion vertical); created the Pop Culture section for Radaronline.com; never met a gadget she didn't want, and spends waaaaay too much time on Social Media.

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