Kent police receive complaint over bogus bleach-based autism 'cure'

Autism groups say they have no evidence of an increase in people using a dangerous bleach-based solution that falsely claims to “cure” autism in children, after a second British police force within a month received a complaint about its use.

Kent police became involved after being told that a mother planned to give her teenage son a product sold as MMS, which in different instances stands for Miracle Mineral Solution or Master Miracle Solution.

The product is sold by a US-based church as a supposed cure for autism, as well as for cancer, HIV and other conditions. However, trading standards tests on the liquid found it was a 28% solution of sodium chlorite, equivalent to industrial-strength bleach.

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21st December 2015
The Guardian