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UK agency warns against “industrial-strength bleach” supplements

2 commentsBy Shane Starling , 04-Jul-2012

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has re-issued a consumer warning against Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) and another product called Chlorine Dioxide Solution (CDS) over their chloride content.

“MMS is a 28% sodium chlorite solution, which is equivalent to industrial-strength bleach,” the agency said.

“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.”

It said CDS was less dangerous as it was more diluted but said it was still unsafe and, “could irritate and damage the skin and gastrointestinal tract if swallowed.”

The FSA also warned that other products containing chlorine solutions at varying strengths were available on-market, especially the internet, and should also be avoided.

Local authorities had been warned about such products and to take action to remove them.

“Anyone who is aware of these products being sold in retail outlets should notify their local authority trading standards department,” it said.

“Anyone who has any of these products should throw them away. If someone has consumed MMS, CDS or similar products and feels unwell, they should consult their doctor.”

The man behind MMS, archbishop Jim Humble, states on his website that, The answer to AIDS, hepatitis A,B and C, malaria, herpes, TB, most cancer and many more of mankind's worse diseases has been found.”

The website also notes, “Recently, Jim has returned from Africa where he successfully treated more than 800 HIV/AIDS cases.

See a video of the archbishop here.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued similar warnings against the supplements, which they also described as industrial bleach.

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2 comments (Comments are now closed)

Did the crisis hit William Reed and articles can now be bought as (covert) advertisements?

Dear Editors, a week ago there was an obscure article on allegedly illegal GM papayas on the EU market on Foodnavigator that lacked any substance and was little more than advertising for a GMO detection company, and now there is this article about a quack who peddles dangerous supplements, which is OK in principle, but in which the website is linked where this snakeoil is sold. And, moreover, this charlatan is given the respectable title of an "archbishop" (without -- at the very least -- qualifying that he's an "archbishop" of the "Genesis II Church of Health & Healing", whatever that may be)?! So far I found the various newsletters from William Reed to be good sources of information, but now I wonder whether I should not unsubscribe them -- a source that has serious news mixed with what I can only qualify as rubbish is of no use as I can never know whether the article is a real one or just (well packaged but essentially rubbish) covert advertising ... Or is it just that now is holiday season and your editorial offices are only staffed with interns?!

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Posted by John
08 July 2012 | 00h41

trying to help the poor

Well I am a doctor and decided to go to Gambia to help the poor with the malaria problem, killing 1 child each minute. I found that a simple remedy helps and it is nothing more than simple table salt with lemon juice. The salt has an extra oxygen radical making it NaClO2. When I helped the poor I was even sanctioned by the Gambian government as they knew it worked. I worked with an Irish health worker who treats malaria costing them the equivalent of £1.00 per treatment. He sends them home without a fever or staying overnight. He claims the treatment is 100% effective.
Should I return to Gambia or turn a blind eye to them?

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Posted by Dr Jan Beute
06 July 2012 | 20h47

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