• Question: What is the biggest organ in your body

    Asked by XO54 to Irene, Chloe on 17 Nov 2015.
    • Photo: Chloe Huseyin

      Chloe Huseyin answered on 17 Nov 2015:

      Your skin is your largest organ. It covers your entire body and has a surface area of around 2 square metres. Its thickness varies from 0.5mm on your eyelids to 4mm or more on the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet. In total, it accounts for around 16 percent of your body weight.

    • Photo: Irene Regan

      Irene Regan answered on 17 Nov 2015:

      You might be surprised to find out it’s the skin, which you might not think of as an organ.
      No matter how you think of it, your skin is very important.
      It covers and protects everything inside your body.
      Without skin, people’s muscles, bones, and organs would be hanging out all over the place. Skin holds everything together. It also:protects our bodies
      helps keep our bodies at just the right temperature allows us to have the sense of touch.