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Miracle Mineral Supplement
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Miracle Mineral Supplement, often referred to as Miracle Mineral Solution, Master Mineral Solution, or MMS, is the colloquial product name for an aqueous solution of 28% sodium chlorite in distilled water. The product contains essentially the same ingredient as industrial-strength bleach before "activation" with a food-grade acid. The name was first coined by Jim Humble in his 2006 self-published book, The Miracle Mineral Solution of the 21st Century .[1] A more dilute version is marketed as Chlorine Dioxide Solution (CDS).[2] MMS is promoted as a cure for HIV, malaria, hepatitis viruses, the H1N1 flu virus, common colds, acne, cancer, and more. There have been no clinical trials to provide evidence in support of these claims, which come only from anecdotal reports and Humble's book. [3][4] In January 2010, The Sydney Morning Herald reported that one vendor admitted that they do not repeat any of Humble's claims in writing to circumvent regulations against using it as a medicine. [5] Sellers sometimes describe MMS as a water purifier so as to circumvent medical regulations. [6] When citric acid or other food acid is used to "activate" MMS as described in its instructions, [7] the mixture produces an aqueous solution containing chlorine dioxide, a potent oxidizing agent used in the treatment of water and in bleaching. [8] The director of the New South Wales Poisons Information Centre, Dr Naren Gunja, has stated that using the product is "a bit like drinking concentrated bleach" and that users have displayed symptoms consistent with corrosive injuries, such as vomiting, stomach pains, and diarrhea. [9] Sodium chlorite, the main constituent of MMS, is a toxic chemical[10][11] that can cause acute renal failure[12] if ingested.
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[16] Following a May 2010 advisory which indicated that MMS exceeds levels deemed to be safe by a factor of 200. In Canada it was banned after causing a life-threatening reaction. the Food Standards Agency also has released a warning. advised: "There are no therapeutic products containing sodium chlorite authorized for oral consumption by humans in Canada. but advised. The island nation's public prosecutor. Contents [hide] 1 Safety and legal issues 2 Judgments 3 See also 4 References Safety and legal issues [edit] The Guardian has described MMS as "extremely nasty stuff. Within 15 minutes she was ill.com . it could cause damage to the gut and red blood cells. and the medical advice given is that anyone who has this product should stop using it immediately and throw it away. Kayleen Tavoa. No person should ever give MMS to another person to drink without advising them of what it is they are drinking and of the serious risks to health that may arise if they decide to drink the mixture. I advise that any person who misuses MMS in Vanuatu in the future would be likely to face prosecution for potentially serious criminal offences. did not press any charges as there were no specific laws banning the importation of MMS. which resulted in one website shutting down." [13] In August 2009. Food and Drug Administration. following the initial warning from Health Canada and a similar warning from the U. vomiting and diarrhea. [17] a Calgary based supplier briefly stopped distribution. If the solution is diluted less than instructed." [14][15] In 2008. potentially resulting in respiratory open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd. "While every case is assessed on its own merits. a 60-year-old Canadian man was hospitalized after a life-threatening response to MMS. a Mexican woman travelling with her American husband on their yacht in Vanuatu took MMS as a preventative for malaria." [18][19] In the UK. in which they stated that "MMS is a 28% sodium chlorite solution which is equivalent to industrial-strength bleach.S. and within twelve hours she was dead. potentially leading to dehydration and reduced blood pressure.Nederlands Norsk bokmål Português Edit links failure if ingested. [20] When taken as directed it could cause severe nausea. A February 2012 warning.

In response.1 ppm since concentrations at 10ppm resulted in deaths in rats.failure.S. [29] The United States Department of Labor restricts occupational exposure through inhalation of chlorine dioxide to 0. an evaluation was performed by the French "Comité de coordination de toxicovigilance" in March 2010.[24] In December 2009. chlorine dioxide has been shown to impair thyroid function and reduce T4 cell count in monkeys after 6 months. [2][23] Sellers attribute the vomiting. but it is simply the product's toxicity. They also warned that patients affected by serious diseases could be tempted to stop their treatments in favour of this alternative treatment. [28] Another study in rats resulted in reduced red blood cells count when exposed to 100 mg/L of chlorine dioxide concentration in their drinking water. [27] While studies of chlorine dioxide effects in humans are rare. after 10 days while a case where a worker was accidentally exposed to 19 ppm resulted in death. [8] MMS is not approved for the treatment of any disease and according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. and dangerously low blood pressure as a result of dehydration following instructed use. [30] Judgments open in browser PRO version [edit] pdfcrowd. "a potent bleach used for stripping textiles and industrial water treatment."[21][22] More dilute versions have potential to do harm. warning about a dose dependent irritation and possible toxic effects. an alert was issued by the Belgian Poison Control Centre to the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists. although it is less likely. The Food Standards Agency has since reiterated their warning on MMS and extended it to include CDS. or even orange juice. and diarrhea to the product working. [30] According to the same organisation. vomiting. after 3 months. nausea. [25] A similar notice was released in July 2010 by the U. chronic exposure to small doses of chlorine dioxide could cause reproductive and neurodevelopmental damage. Food and Drug Administration warning that the instructions for preparing the solution by mixing it with an acidic solution. would produce chlorine dioxide. the FDA has advised consumers to dispose of the product immediately." Because of reports including nausea.com Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API . studies on animal subjects are more common. "chlorine dioxide is a severe respiratory and eye irritant in humans". [26] A short term study found no effects in hematological or urine chemistry or in physical symptoms in human volunteers over a period of 84 days.

[32][33] In the ACCC legal action. ^ F.000. [31] The Washington State Attorney General's Office filed suit. Australia. The Brisbine Times. ^ "Miracle Mineral" 2. 2012. open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd. Retrieved 28 December 2009. "'Miracle' chemical dubbed a danger" . [35][36] See also [edit] Patent medicine Pseudoscience Rhys Morgan. and Seattle addresses. or benefit any person suffering from cancer" and she was charged court costs of A$12. 1.000 to inject patients with MMS in her garage which lacked proper facilities for sterilization. Miracle Mineral. ^ Harvey. Marissa (24 April 2009). Retrieved 2010-04-07.com . photographs. without qualifications to practice. cure. 2012. Retrieved 201206-12.A. Sunday Star Times.000 for state legal fees and $14. The Queensland Office of Fair Trading got a court order prohibiting her from "making any claims she is able to treat. 3. Sarah (2010-01-24). misleading or deceptive". and in conjunctions with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). roughly $25. teenage blogger whose actions helped clamp down on illegal distribution[20] Snake oil References ab [edit] . Food Standards Agency.000.MMS was a cure touted by an Australian couple targeting the Seattle area. charged up to A$2. secured a settlement of more than US$40.000 to be divided among 200 consumers. July 3. and went as far as advising a person to avoid chemotherapy while promoting a treatment with "no scientific basis". Warning letter 4. the presiding judge described the cures as quack medicine and found the claims on the websites "false. to promote downloadable books touted as containing secret cures as well as selling bottles labeled "water purification drops" with a brand name of "MMS Professional". ^ Calligeros. Retrieved November 11. They ran websites using fake testimonials (accompanied by sexy vignettes). 5. ^ "Agency warning on chlorine solutions" (Press release).D. [31][34] A woman from north Mackay. "Backyard cancer 'healer' deceived patients" .

2010. Retrieved 2011-02-17. Food and Drug Administration. BBC News. 2012 16. 24.Summary Report of the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products Veterinary Medicines Evaluation Unit [1] 11. ^ "Health Risks Associated with Use of Miracle Mineral Solution" . 17. retrieved February 11. February 15. The Guardian. 2012. 18. Renato (February 15. Vanuatu Daily Post (The Trading Post). ^ Bleach-based cure-all online remedies could kill. 13. 12. May 12. Health Canada. Erik (2010-01-09). 7. 2012. Retrieved February 21. 14.6. 10. 9. "Deadly chemical being sold as miracle cure" Retrieved 2011-02-18. warns government ^ "Product Warning: Miracle Mineral Solution" . Global Calgary (Shaw Media). "Death in paradise" . "Acute sodium chlorite poisoning associated with renal failure". ISSN 03126315 . "The man who encourages the sick and dying to drink industrial bleach" . 15 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 12 May 2010. Health Canada. 19. The Sydney Morning Herald. "Website shut down after selling product called MMS" . 2012). over 'miracle' cure alert" . ^ Sodium Chlorite . Montserrat: Ministry of Health. 2010). 2012). Anne-Marie (February 15. 22. "Sketchy supplements on Calgary website prompt Health Canada warning" . 2012. ^ Jensen. ^ Robbins. ^ Food Standards Agency. "Deadly chemical being sold as miracle cure" . 21. 8. 2012 15. 2010-09-24. Joel (January 9. Retrieved February 21. Retrieved February 21. ^ a b "Praise for Rhys Morgan. "Warning against consumption of Miracle Mineral Solution" . 2012 20. ^ "Prosecutor decides no charges can be laid in case of death linked to MMS" . 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-24. Calgary Sun. Retrieved December 9. retrieved February 11. ^ Jensen. 2012. open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd. 23.S. ^ "Health risks associated with use of Miracle Mineral Solution" (Press release). 15. The Sydney Morning Herald. ^ Tobin. BBC News Online. The Sydney Morning Herald. ^ "Alert issued on danger supplement" . Health Canada. Lim PS (1993). retrieved February 21. ^ Lin JL. ^ "Sodium chlorite solution not authorized for oral consumption by humans" (Press release). U. PMID 8290712 . Ren Fail 15 (5): 645–8. Erik (2010-01-09). Martin (2010-09-15). Retrieved 2012-01-25. ^ How To Use The Miracle Mineral Supplement .com . ^ a b "FDA Warns Consumers of Serious Harm from Drinking Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS)" . November 10. ^ Gibson. ^ Gandia.

Jones L. Epa. ^ "Woman told to stop selling cancer 'miracle drug'" . ABC News (Australia). Informaworld. Ludwig DA. 2009).25. SeattlePI. Retrieved 2010-04-07. retrieved February 12. 2012.International Journal of Toxicology" . Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 26. 2012 36. 2012 35.com staff.gov. march 2010. ^ "Evaluation des risques liés à la consommation du produit dénommé " Solution Minérale Miracle " (MMS)" . Levi (August 3. PMC 1569048 . retrieved February 12. Murray D. seattlepi. ^ a b "Chlorine Dioxide" 31. ^ a b Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Leanne Rita Vassallo and Aaron David Smith (FCA 954 August 20. 28. Environ. April 23. (pdf). ^ "Chlorine dioxide (CASRN 10049-04-4) | IRIS | US EPA" . "Sexy stories. ^ Pulkkinen. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. 30. Epa. Garner L. Retrieved February 12. Health Perspect. 2010. retrieved February 12. 27. ^ "Aussie net scammers stung after $1.2m haul" . you open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd. Retrieved February 12. ^ "Unregistered health provider ordered to stop misleading cancer patients" (Press release). By using this site. ^ "Washington Attorney General reels in refunds for consumers hooked by Aussies’ quack medicine web sites" (Press release). Washington State Office of the Attorney General. March 8. 34. "Subchronic toxicity of chlorine dioxide and related compounds in drinking water in the nonhuman primate" . Comité de coordination de Toxicovigilance. 2012 33. 2009. 2009). Retrieved 2010-04-07. Categories: Alternative detoxification Alternative medicine Toxicology Pseudoscience Toxins Health fraud This page w as last modified on 19 June 2013 at 03:19. bogus cures lead to action by state AG" . Aug 26. 29. Text 32. The Honourable Peter Lawlor. Minister for Tourism and Fair Trading. April 23. 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-07. ^ "Toxicity of Chlorine Dioxide in Drinking Water . 46: 47–55. ^ Bercz JP.com. iTnews for Australian Business (Haymarket Media). additional terms may apply. ^ "Chlorite (sodium salt) (CASRN 7758-19-2) | IRIS | US EPA" . 2012.com. Retrieved 2010-04-07. PMID 7151767 .com . 2012. OCLC 3734418 . 2009.gov. Boston J (2010-02-25).

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