Monday, April 14, 2008

20/20 reveals...detoxifying foot pad scam

This is Part 2 of 3 scams that 20/20 investigated...

You know what I think is completely criminal? Businesses that tout the wonders of a product or service, all the while blatantly lying about said product or service's true agenda, or the benefits, or the research done. 20/20 aired a show that revealed some of the scams that people are getting sucked into. They investigated special foot pads that supposedly drew out poisons and toxins while you slept.

Detoxifying Foot Pads:

Okay, so the premise is apply two large bandage-like pads to your feet every night and while you sleep they'll drain your body of poisons, parasites, toxins and more. Ew! In the morning when you remove them, you'll see ugly black stains on the pads and the pads, your feet and hands will stink. Hmmm, that sounds like something I want to experience every morning before I eat breakfast and have coffee.

20/20 investigated and tested the miraculous Kinoki pads and similar ones from Avon. It seems that heat and sweat from your feet will activate whatever's inside the pads and turn them black. They dripped water on it and a stain appeared. Hmmm...makes you wonder what's in those pads. Well, they had a lab test the used pads and found no traces of toxins, except on a few, very faint traces of lead were found, but the consensus is that the lead was not eliminated from anyone's body. Hmmm...makes me wonder if there is lead INSIDE the pads. Now that would be healthy!

Bottom line? I'll find other safer ways to eliminate toxins from my body, like drinking more water. And I'll keep my feet and hands smelling spring fresh, thank you.

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~Cheryl Kaye Tardif,
Canadian suspense author

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