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2015-03-12 18:35:57.944014+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

The Parents Who Give Their Children Bleach Enemas to 'Cure' Them of Autism

If this all sounds a little cultish, that's because it is. MMS was "discovered" by a man named Jim Humble, a former Scientologist who started his own church, called Genesis II, of which he is now the self-styled Archbishop. The church appears to be little more than a marketing organ for his alleged miracle cure, though it's worth noting that the site doesn't sell the actual wonder product it extolls, but offers a host of supplementary materials like a $199 "MMS Home Video Course" and information on expensive MMS seminars.

MMS is "Miracle Mineral Solution", a solution of sodium chlorite that gets mixed with citric acid to form chlorine dioxide, a bleaching agent which is used to treat wood pulp, and in municipal water supplies. The CDC ToxFAQs page on sodium chloride has some interesting takes on it, including suggesting drinking bottled water which hasn't been treated with it(!), and notes that:

The EPA has set a maximum contaminant level of 1 milligram of chlorite per liter (1 mg/L) and 0.8 mg/L for chlorine dioxide in drinking water. However, the concentration of both of these chemicals may be higher or lower in your drinking water.

So... uh... if the EPA says its bad, but it may be higher in my drinking water...? I think it's time to be more religious about drinking the carbon filtered water...

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#Comment Re: chlorine dioxide intake made: 2015-05-29 20:17:19.495887+00 by: Dan Lyke

USDOJ press release: Seller of “Miracle Mineral Solution” Convicted for Marketing Toxic Chemical as a Miracle Cure:

Louis Daniel Smith, 45, was convicted following a seven-day trial of conspiracy, smuggling, selling misbranded drugs and defrauding the United States. Evidence at trial showed that Smith operated a business called “Project GreenLife” (PGL) from 2007 to 2011. PGL sold a product called “Miracle Mineral Supplement,” or MMS, over the Internet. MMS is a mixture of sodium chlorite and water. Sodium chlorite is an industrial chemical used as a pesticide and for hydraulic fracking and wastewater treatment. Sodium chlorite cannot be sold for human consumption and suppliers of the chemical include a warning sheet stating that it can cause potentially fatal side effects if swallowed.

#Comment Re: chlorine dioxide intake made: 2015-06-01 19:45:08.42334+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Scary people with quack theology/medicine. We could do better.