In an attempt to stem a new trend, the UK Food and Drug authorities have warned parents not to give their children bleach for autism. For the past month, six similar cases have sprouted all over the United Kingdom with desperate parents administering chlorine dioxide in an attempt to rid their infants of autism.
US Church Boasts Healing Properties of Bleach
The miraculous cure boasted by the Genesis II Church, a US-based religious establishment founded by former scientologist Jim Humble can allegedly cure anything from cancer to Parkinson’s and even autism.
Operating below the radar and usually spreading their word of knowledge via social media, the Genesis II Church believes that conditions such as Parkinson’s and autism are caused by parasites and other pathogens which can be killed by ingesting chlorine dioxide.
Also called MMS or Miracle Mineral Solution, this household cleaning solution, which is commercially available in nearly every supermarket and online store, is also employed in the church’s rituals, being administered as a sacrament.
On their Facebook pages, church-ordained healers teach parents to mix bleach with some fruit juice before giving it to their children. The experts have warned that, in this combination, the substance transforms into chlorine dioxide which can potentially be fatal.
The British Food Standards Authority declared that the wonder cure touted by the controversial church could cause severe symptoms such as reduced blood pressure, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. It can also damage the gut and induce respiratory failure.
Is Bleach a Legit Autism Treatment?
No it isn’t, and the British health authorities have emphasized that there are no scientific grounds behind the church’s cure. Moreover, they’ve declared that autism is not caused by parasites or pathogens, but by an unknown process occurring in the womb.
MMS can be bought from various online shops and according to its ‘prescription’ it can be orally administered or used in enemas.
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