Safety data on single application of emu and macadamia nut oil on human skin

Data Brief. 2017 Oct 19;15:720-723. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2017.10.026. eCollection 2017 Dec.


This data article provides the results of skin sensitization testing for emu and macadamia nut oil on 20 participants (ages 22-59 years old), including 3 men and 17 women. The test was carried out by performing a standard patch test using a Finn Chamber on Scanpor tape. The oils were applied to the participant's back using the tape and left in place for 24 h. After 1- and 24-h from removal of the tape, the reaction of the participant's skin was judged based on a scoring method recommended by Japanese Patch Test Research Group. Results are shown in table format.

Keywords: Emu; Macadamia nut; Patch test; Safety.