A “Miracle Mineral Supplement”, that is a solution of bleach, has been recently touted as an unproven, and so called cure to the multiple ailments, that includes autism, cancer, flu and HIV.
A warning issued on Monday by FDA (Food and Drug Administration) that the product that is sold online for just under $30, can also cause the vomiting, nausea, and dehydration. And the extended use may lead to kidney failure and possible death.
These symptoms are the proof of its effectiveness, some vendors claim but the product’s chemical compound has also killed at least eight people, which includes a 6 year old girl with the autism, according to NBC News.
Actually these vendors sell a solution of the sodium chlorite, when it was mixed with lemon or the lime juice or another acid that turns it into the chlorine dioxide.
More exposure to the chlorine dioxide can also result in the delays in brain development for children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was also used to decontaminate the US Senate building in 2001, after the exposure to anthrax.
FDA had also warned about the Miracle solution in 2010, but due to the dissemination of the false claims about product, it has repeatedly highlighted the damage drinking it can cause.
It also revealed that after misinformation distributed on Facebook, Amazon and YouTube, according to an investigation by NBC News, the parents of the children with autism have also forced their children to take the industrial grade bleach either orally or through an enema as a cure.