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Products => Dodgy Technology => Topic started by: lordvader88 on September 22, 2018, 02:38:21 am

Title: Ionic foot detox electrode scam. How it works.
Post by: lordvader88 on September 22, 2018, 02:38:21 am
LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH0QpaDNwS8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH0QpaDNwS8)

I'm surprised rust is so varied in color. I never learned that in chem class
Title: Re: Ionic foot detox electrode scam. How it works.
Post by: Money4Nothing on October 01, 2018, 04:11:14 pm
LOL

I love bigClive. I'm gonna run out straight away and get some freshly-prepared health-water.
Title: Re: Ionic foot detox electrode scam. How it works.
Post by: ebastler on October 02, 2018, 07:48:12 pm
Hope I‘ll remember this product next time I have toxic feet...  :P
Title: Re: Ionic foot detox electrode scam. How it works.
Post by: GregDunn on October 02, 2018, 08:14:17 pm
Interestingly, podiatrists often use a similar device to treat plantar warts, though it only has one electrode in the device itself.  The process is to clean the skin and scrape the area over and around the wart(s), then an electrode is actually attached to the leg.  The electric current causes the salicylic acid suspended in the liquid to be drawn into the abraded skin, which of course is part of the typical treatment for warts.  The alternative is to hack them out with a scalpel, which is faster but a bit more painful.   >:D
Title: Re: Ionic foot detox electrode scam. How it works.
Post by: Cyberdragon on October 02, 2018, 08:53:41 pm
Those devices are properly isolated and certified low current devices though. The fake things are often directly connected to mains or poorly isolated so capable of dangerous high current.