A 68-year-old man accused of trying to poison his girlfriend at a San Rafael nursing home will not face criminal charges, a county prosecutor said.
Robert Lewis Lochridge was arrested on attempted murder allegations in September after an investigation by the San Rafael Police Department. Police suspected he tried to kill the 63-year-old woman by bringing chlorine-laced bottled water to the care facility where she was a patient.
Lochridge, a San Jose resident, told investigators that he bought the liquid online as a health supplement. The formula — which is sold under names such as Miracle Mineral Solution, Miracle Mineral Supplement or MMS — is marketed by its advocates as a treatment for arthritis, cancer, cirrhosis and other serious conditions.
This is bleach. That’s right. Bleach is being marketed as a miracle cure. It’s STILL available to buy as this man did. I get the impression he had every good intention, as many do, when trying to help others with alternative treatments. The wikipedia article is informative.
You can visit the site of Jim Humble who promotes this bullshit. Web of Trust gives it a completely RED rating for poor. But the bottom line is, it doesn’t work and it’s dangerous. Here is more.
David Gorski on the product and it’s use for autism patients
Science-Based Medicine » Bleaching away what ails you.
It’s promotion as an HIV cure.
Science-Based Medicine » Can it get any worse?: industrial bleach as cancer and HIV cure.
The FDA warns of serious harm:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to take Miracle Mineral Solution, an oral liquid also known as “Miracle Mineral Supplement” or “MMS.” The product, when used as directed, produces an industrial bleach that can cause serious harm to health.
The FDA has received several reports of health injuries from consumers using this product, including severe nausea, vomiting, and life-threatening low blood pressure from dehydration.
Consumers who have MMS should stop using it immediately and throw it away.