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Japanese Foot Pad Is Latest Health Fad

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Japanese Foot Pad Is Latest Health Fad

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Japanese Foot Pad Is Latest Health Fad

Japanese Foot Pad Is Latest Health Fad

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The newest craze in consumer health is adhesive pads filled with "detox" herbs that supposedly suck toxins out of the bottom of our feet while we sleep.

An analysis at a California laboratory shows no significant difference between used and unused pads.

Sarah Varney reports for KQED.

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