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How does the skin protect the body against bacterial growth?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Skin Protection

Skin protects the human body from many external forces.
It is the body's initial guard against bacteria and other agents of infection (toxins, harmful liquids and gases), most of which are unable to penetrate the dense design of the skin and infiltrate the organs below; they're caught on its surface. Skin protects the body from exposure to ultraviolet light.

In brief: Skin Protection

Skin protects the human body from many external forces.
It is the body's initial guard against bacteria and other agents of infection (toxins, harmful liquids and gases), most of which are unable to penetrate the dense design of the skin and infiltrate the organs below; they're caught on its surface. Skin protects the body from exposure to ultraviolet light.
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