The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday issued a warning against the use of bleach products marketed online as treatments for conditions from autism to cancer.
For nearly a decade, the FDA has warned against the use of "Miracle Mineral Solution," an unapproved solution that becomes bleach chlorine dioxide when mixed with a citric acid that consumers are asked to add.
The solution has been marketed in various ways such as a cure for autism, cancer, HIV / AIDS, hepatitis. and influenza, with no evidence to support their use against any of these.
“The FDA's drug approval process ensures that patients receive safe and effective drug products. Miracle Mineral Solution and similar products are not FDA approved, and consuming these products is the same as drinking bleach. Consumers should not use these products, and parents should not give these products to children for any reason, "Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless said in a statement.
While the FDA has warned about the dangers of Miracle Mineral Solution since 201
"The FDA will continue to track those who sell this dangerous product and take appropriate enforcement action against those trying to avoid "FDA regulations and marketing unapproved and potentially dangerous products to the American public," Sharpless said.
clearly stated that these products could potentially cause serious harm, "he added.