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Fact of the Day: How Much Skin Do We Have?

Fact of the Day: How Much Skin Do We Have?

Did you know that the skin of an adult human covers about 18-20 square feet and weighs about 6 lb?

 

 

Skin is your largest organ, and it protects your internal organs from outside elements like extreme temperatures, the sun’s ultraviolet rays and dangerous chemicals. This shield also helps you retain water, prevent infections and produce essential proteins and vitamins – but to do all of this, you need a lot of skin.

 

 

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