This product, which fits the description of “snake oil” very well, is still being administered to children through an Irish church.
Health Minister Leo Varadkar has been urged to address the Seanad over what action officials are taking to prevent a “toxic chemical” form of bleach claiming to “cure” a host of serious conditions from being given to vulnerable Irish children.
Independent Senator Jillian van Turnhout issued the call for action against the use of “mineral mineral solution”, also known as MMS and CD protocol, after the sale and promotion of the banned product was revealed by the Irish Examiner.
Speaking in the Seanad yesterday, the former Children’s Rights Alliance chief executive said the product, which claims to be able to “remove” conditions such as cancer, autism, HIV and malaria, is “industrial strength bleach” and poses a significant threat to the public.
MMS is banned in Ireland, Britain and Canada. The originator of the product, Jim Humble, is affiliated with the Genesis II Church, who still promotes MMS as a “water purification” product. Yes, chlorination does make water safe to drink by killing bacteria and pathogens, but leave this to the professionals. There are serious drawbacks to this process and it is not safe under the guise of MMS.
In 2012, the U.K. Food Standards Agency renewed their warning against using Miracle Mineral Solution (Miracle Mineral Supplement or MMS). The product is sold as an oral supplement but its contents are poison. The 28% sodium chlorite solution is equivalent to industrial-strength bleach. Even though it is intended to be diluted, it can still cause severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, damage to the gut and red blood cells, and potentially resulting in respiratory failure. However, it’s been unethically touted as a treatment for HIV, malaria, hepatitis viruses, the H1N1 flu virus, common colds, autism, acne, cancer, and whatever else you are ailing from – it’s a “miracle”, right? No. The first sign of a quack cure is that it claims to treat a variety of unrelated conditions. There are no clinical trials or sound evidence that MMS is helpful for anything (except maybe disinfecting your toilet bowl or whitening your dull white laundry). Attempting to manufacture the solution in the U.S. will get you arrested. Its use has also been connected to several medical conditions and one death.[Source]