Warn­ing over bleach used to treat disease

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - NEWS -

Scot­land’s food crimes unit has is­sued a warn­ing over a dan­ger­ous in­dus­trial bleach be­ing touted as a cure for con­di­tions such as autism and can­cer. Min­eral Mir­a­cle So­lu­tion (MMS) and other sim­i­lar prod­ucts traded un­der var­i­ous names typ­i­cally con­tain sodium chlo­rite, which is used as a bleach in high con­cen­tra­tions.

It is claimed it can help con­di­tions rang­ing from autism and can­cer to HIV and Alzheimer’s, but has been linked to se­ri­ous in­juries and even deaths. The Scot­tish Food Crime and In­ci­dent Unit has now is­sued a warn­ing about the mix­ture, which it said was prompted by a con­sumer com­plaint.

It is ap­peal­ing for any­one who has in­for­ma­tion on the sale or distri­bu­tion of sodium chlo­rite prod­ucts in Scot­land to con­tact au­thor­i­ties.

The warn­ing states it is not suit­able for hu­man con­sump­tion and can cause a range of health is­sues, in­clud­ing se­vere nau­sea, vom­it­ing and diar­rhoea and dam­age to the gut and red blood cells which could even lead to res­pi­ra­tory fail­ure.

The state­ment added: “There are a range of al­leged health ben­e­fits re­lated to these prod­ucts and all are un­likely to be au­tho­rised.”

Jim Hum­ble, in­ven­tor of MMS, claimed the Scot­tish Food Crime and In­ci­dent Unit’s claims were in­ac­cu­rate.

He added: “Sev­eral mil­lions of peo­ple through­out the world have over­come their health prob­lems us­ing MMS.”

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