Bleach is among the dangerous fake ‘cures’ for cancer and other serious diseases being offered for sale to people in the UK, according to recent reports:
- BBC article on 14 September about the continuing sale of ‘miracle’ cure bleach or Master Mineral Solution (MMS), after an undercover investigation. The Food Standards Agency says:
MMS is a 28% sodium chlorite solution, which is equivalent to industrial-strength bleach. When taken as directed it could cause severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, potentially leading to dehydration and reduced blood pressure. If the solution is diluted less than instructed, it could cause damage to the gut and red blood cells, potentially resulting in respiratory failure.
- Good Thinking Society report on Trading Standards action about a conference held by the Texas Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, which promotes MMS, in Surrey in June.
- Warning about the June event, from Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards, with a council Cabinet Member saying:
This so-called “miracle mineral solution” appears to target vulnerable people and those suffering serious illnesses who are asked to pay large sums of money for a product which not only doesn’t work but could be dangerous.