Eye and skin irritation tests using deep sea water-extracted minerals

Yong Hoon Joo, Miju Cho, Do Hun Lee, Young Sig Park, Namhyun Chung

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Deep sea water (DSW) contains many inorganic materials and minerals, which are extracted for use in diverse fields. However, before application, safety tests should be performed. In the present study, two DSW-extracted minerals were analyzed: calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg). Eye and skin irritation tests of DSW-extracted Ca and Mg were performed according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of Korea. These two types of mineral extracts caused no symptoms of eye and skin irritation when compared to the control. These results suggest that DSW-extracted minerals caused no irritation in the eyes and on the skin, and could be safely applied to these areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Biological Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sept

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by a grant (PJ010529) from the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea.

Publisher Copyright:
© The Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry 2016.


  • Calcium
  • Deep sea water
  • Eye irritation magnesium
  • Skin irritation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Organic Chemistry


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