Back to blog The Truth of the Matter Margaret Braginetz September 10, 2013 There is so much misinformation on the internet, it has taken on plague-like dimensions. ABCnews says, “It’s becoming more and more apparent that the internet is the biggest source of lies and bad information ever imagined.” Misinformation on the internet is found in answers to such trivia questions as “did Henny Penny or Chicken Little say ‘the sky is falling’” to deliberate telemarketing fraud. Telemarketing fraud has become so prevalent, the FBI opened a website www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud. From here the FBI describes the earmarks of deliberate fraud and how the average consumer can avoid getting scammed. Probably every industry has its troublemakers, some deliberate and some inadvertent. The ionic footbath industry is no exception. We located a website that claims to unmask scams. The owner of this website declared himself the “winner” of his self-debate when, performing his own “experiment,” he found no creatinine in the footbath water after a session (creatinine is the waste kidneys filter from the blood and eliminate from the body through urine). First of all, the IonCleanse® system is maligned specifically, although it is not the unit used in the “experiment.” The methodology of this experiment included one person as a participant going to an unnamed source for an ionic footbath, scooping up a sample of the foot bath water in a vessel of some sort, and submitting the water sample, unverified and unauthenticated, to a laboratory. From this the website owner extrapolates results that cannot be reliable. A Major Difference has undertaken its own research carried out by an independent research firm using the IonCleanse® ionic detoxification foot bath system. The research proved creatinine eliminated from the body was found in the bath water of every participant in the study. Our research methodology and the results are available on our website. One more major point: The website owner considers the concept of toxins to be terminology of pseudoscience. The Mayo Clinic, a respected name in health care sciences not known to dabble in pseudoscience, refers to toxins throughout its website and clearly considers them injurious to health. The Clinic’s website abounds with lists of toxins found in our environment (such as mercury, potassium perchlorate, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls and bisphenol A) and their damaging effects on health. There were many responses to the obvious flaws in the scam-buster’s complaints and virtually every one was in defense of the ionic foot bath detoxification method from a satisfied, many of them users of the IonCleanse®. We rest our case.