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The skin is the largest external organ of the body, with a total area of about 20 square feet. The skin protects us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold.   Since the skinis the largest organ of your body and since it is porous, it absorbs whatever you put on it.  The skin's absorption rates of chemicals found in drinking water showed that the skin absorbed an average of 64% of total contaminant dosage.   Our skin has 3 layers. The epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone. The dermis, beneath the epidermis, contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands. The deeper subcutaneous tissue (hypodermis) is made of fat...

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