Table 3 Effect of drinking deep-sea water on toxic minerals in hair

From: Drinking deep-sea water restores mineral imbalance in atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome

Mineral Normal range (ppb) Before After P-values
Cd 4.5–49.0 18.1 (2.8) 15.1 (2.6) NS
Hg 1100.0–5650.0 3914.3 (473.3) 2776.9 (379.5) 0.0015
Al 1900.0–9500.0 5303.5 (815.6) 4478.8 (629.4) NS
Pb 170.0–1700.0 1278.2 (262.0) 864.9 (160.5) 0.0254
As 11.0–80.0 40.3 (4.8) 46.2 (5.6) NS
  1. Values are the means (s.d.).