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“No scientific studies have been published showing that detox foot pads do what they claim they'll do. Manufacturers of detox foot pads say that the products draw toxins out of your body while you sleep. Typically, you're instructed to stick a detox foot pad on the bottom of one of your feet overnight for 30 days in a row for an initial cleansing period. After that, you can use detox foot pads every few weeks for maintenance…However, no scientific studies have been published that show that detox foot pads work or that they're safe. The Federal Trade Commission has charged some distributors of detox foot pads with deceptive advertising. The bottom line: As with anything that sounds too good to be true, wait for scientific evidence that proves the claim before investing your time and money.” Lawrence E. Gibson, M.D., Mayo Clinic Consumer Health (20th May 2010)