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Can it get any worse?: industrial bleach as cancer and HIV cure

On the heels of Scott Gavura’s superb post yesterday on dietary supplement regulation in the US and Canada, I bring you one of the most egregious and obscene product cases I have seen in 15 years of teaching on botanical and non-botanical products: Miracle Mineral Solution. Please accept my apologies in advance for not having a scholarly post for you today – this is just too unbelievable not to share with Science-Based Medicine readers.

On July 30, the FDA released this warning:


FDA NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: July 30, 2010
Media Inquiries: Elaine Gansz Bobo, 301-796-7567, elaine.bobo@fda.hhs.gov
Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA

FDA Warns Consumers of Serious Harm from Drinking Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS)
Product contains industrial strength bleach

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to take Miracle Mineral Solution, an oral liquid also known as “Miracle Mineral Supplement” or “MMS.”  The product, when used as directed, produces an industrial bleach that can cause serious harm to health.

The FDA has received several reports of health injuries from consumers using this product, including severe nausea, vomiting, and life-threatening low blood pressure from dehydration.

Consumers who have MMS should stop using it immediately and throw it away.

MMS is distributed on Internet sites and online auctions by multiple independent distributors. Although the products share the MMS name, the look of the labeling may vary.

The product instructs consumers to mix the 28 percent sodium chlorite solution with an acid such as citrus juice. This mixture produces chlorine dioxide, a potent bleach used for stripping textiles and industrial water treatment. High oral doses of this bleach, such as those recommended in the labeling, can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and symptoms of severe dehydration.

MMS claims to treat multiple unrelated diseases, including HIV, hepatitis, the H1N1 flu virus, common colds, acne, cancer, and other conditions. The FDA is not aware of any research that MMS is effective in treating any of these conditions. MMS also poses a significant health risk to consumers who may choose to use this product for self-treatment instead of seeking FDA-approved treatments for these conditions.

The FDA continues to investigate and may pursue civil or criminal enforcement actions as appropriate to protect the public from this potentially dangerous product.

The FDA advises consumers who have experienced any negative side effects from MMS to consult a health care professional as soon as possible and to discard the product. Consumers and health care professionals should report adverse events to the FDA’s MedWatch program at 800-FDA-1088 or online at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm.



Even with this forceful warning, the product website is still live and it is full of the most unreal claims I’ve seen in any online marketing scheme:

This Breakthrough can save your life, or the life of a loved one.
Please read.

The answer to AIDS, hepatitis A,B and C, malaria, herpes, TB, most cancer and many more of mankind’s worse diseases has been found. Many diseases are now easily controlled. More that 75,000 disease victims have been included in the field tests in Africa. Scientific clinical trials have been conducted in a prison in the country of Malawi, East Africa.

Separate tests conducted by the Malawi government produced identical 99% cure results. Over 60% of the AIDS victims that were treated in Uganda were well in 3 days, with 98% well within one month. More than 90% of the malaria victims were well in 4 to 8 hours. Dozens of other diseases were successfully treated and can be controlled with this new mineral supplement. It also works with colds, flu, pneumonia, sore throats, warts, mouth sores, and even abscessed teeth (it’s the only thing that controls and cures abscessed teeth).

The inventor believes that this information is too important to the world that any one person or any group should have control. The free e-book download on this site gives complete details of this discovery. Please help make sure that it gets to the world free. There are many medical facts that have been suppressed and this invention must not be added to that list. The name of the e-book is The Miracle Mineral Supplement of the 21st Century. This book tells the story of the discovery, and how to make and use it. This book can save your life. Give it a try.

No. No. Don’t give it a try.

Instead, please follow this advice from FDA if you are a consumer who has stumbled upon this post in a search term query:

The FDA advises consumers who have experienced any negative side effects from MMS to consult a health care professional as soon as possible and to discard the product. Consumers and health care professionals should report adverse events to the FDA’s MedWatch program at 800-FDA-1088 or online at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm.

Blogging colleague, Liz Ditz, brought me this information from the “inventor’s” Q&A blog:

Is taking MMS IV much more efficient than drinking it? Should I stop taking my medication for HIV?

Posted by: admin in AIDS, HIV, Intravenously (IV), MMS General, tags: AIDS, HIV virus, Intravenous treatment, iv, medications, vomit

Please treat me as your son and tell me what best should I do to get rid of this HIV virus. Would you tell me to stop my three drugs medication and when? Is it ok to overlap MMS with current medication? Should I take MMS IV if it’s much more efficient than drinking it? Stopping medication is a big decision for me to make as I always felt to rely on them in order to live. Please help me with your experience and testimonials.

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MMS IV is much more effective than taking by mouth. Stop the drugs immediately. HIV is not dangerous. It does not cause AIDS. What causes AIDS is the drugs that you are taking, each one is extremely poisonous. That causes AIDS. The vomiting was a good sign. It means you body is getting rid of bad stuff. It takes a certain amount of courage to stop the drugs, but you really know that they are bad, and that they will not help you live longer. Just depend on the MMS as it is a thousand times better. Read the MMS data a few times. See the logic. Ask yourself that is not more logical that taking poisons. Visit http://www.miraclemineral.org for the MMS book and DVD and http://www.jimhumble.com for more info.

Keywords: Intravenous treatment, HIV virus, AIDS, medications, vomit, iv

In cases such as these, the US Federal Trade Commission has more power to intervene than even the FDA. False advertising to the point of directing the consumer to harm themselves is much more their purview. In fact, some readers will recall that in 2001 the FTC ran “Operation Cure All,” a multi-agency initiative to target internet health fraud in cooperation with Health Canada.

But I’m wondering where the FTC is in the case of Miracle Mineral Solution. A site search conducted at the time of this post revealed no FTC action against the marketers or manufacturers of this bleach product. I am simply stunned that this product website and associated promotional materials remain online.

This is not a case of a supplement adulterated with a prescription drug or containing trace amounts of heavy metals. This is an active scheme directed not only to driving the consumer to use a harmful product (and even inject it IV), but also encourages the discontinuation of beneficial prescription drugs.

I will be filing a complaint today with the FTC – I encourage those of you so inclined to do so here.

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42 thoughts on “Can it get any worse?: industrial bleach as cancer and HIV cure

  1. Epinephrine says:

    Fortunately, it has already been blocked in Canada. We issued an advisory on May 12, 2010.

    Criminal charges would seem appropriate, though.

  2. ZenMonkey says:

    Thank you for the link. I’ve filed my complaint.

  3. Scott says:

    I’d say criminal charges seem mandatory! We can only hope that they don’t reach the point of including a murder charge.

  4. windriven says:

    “Stop the drugs immediately. HIV is not dangerous. It does not cause AIDS.”

    Given the state of knowledge about HIV and the dramatic success of current drug cocktails managing it, the statement above is tantamount to attempted murder.

  5. lillym says:

    I knew about this, I ended up on the email list of this business called Raw Food World. It’s run by a guy who believes in every type of woo out there — colonics, zappers, parasites as the cause for disease, MSM, detox and some really wild stuff. (for example he believes that people have toxic build up not only from their life but also in their cells from their parents and grandparents and you have to detox to a point to get it all out).

    I was going to send an email to SBM because in the latest email he is touting a book called Vaccination, Social Violence and Criminality” by Harris Coulter that tries to link the “high level of criminal violence” in the US to supposed neroulogical damage caused by vaccinces.

    Also in this email he is touting MSM lotions to be applied topically to heal wounds and injuries. I know from previous emails that the owner also takes MSM orally – I can’t remember how much but I think a tablespoon or so per day.

    Oh and he’s also touting systemic enzymes. The company is still based in the US but the owners have moved to South America. I’ll definitly be filing out a FTC complaint against them.

  6. windriven says:

    I’ve filed my complaint. For those of you inclined to do the same, the FTC site asks for lots of details. Be sure you have the company’s name and contact information, the price they’re asking for the sodium chlorite ($88.90 at mmshealthy4life.com). I used MMS Healthy For Life in my complaint but, as the post notes, there are a number of these outfits. Filing the complaint will only take 5 minutes.

  7. Dr Benway says:

    Google tells me that MMS is manufactured by americanbiologics.com, which says:

    Founded in 1978 by Dr. Robert Bradford, a pioneering researcher and visionary of Functional/Integrative Medicine, American Biologics is co-founded and owned by Carole Bradford, and managed by Carole Bradford and Brigitte Byrd, the company’s general manager. Each is known for their 30 years plus of exceptional vision and commitment to the industry. This is also demonstrated annually, when the company exclusively sponsors the acclaimed American Biologics’ “International Integrative Medicine Symposium,” connecting world-renowned lecturers and like-minded healthcare practitioners to share information and experiences.

    “Dr.” Robert Bradford was convicted in a federal court for fraud in 2008.

    It warms my heart to see “integrative” paired with “fraud” in news reports.

    Quackwatch has an interesting article on Bradford.

  8. lillym says:

    I kept typing MSM but I meant MMS.

  9. Dr Benway says:

    Oh my bad, not a fraud conviction but an indictment.

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
    Plaintiff,

    vs.

    CRB, INC.,
    dba AMERICAN BIOLOGICS,
    ROBERT W. BRADFORD,
    BRIGITTE G. BYRD,
    JOHN R. TOTH,
    and
    CAROLE R. BRADFORD,
    Defendants

    Case No. 08-20168-01/02/03/04/05-KHV/DJW

  10. Khym Chanur says:

    MMS IV is much more effective than taking by mouth. Stop the drugs immediately. HIV is not dangerous. It does not cause AIDS. What causes AIDS is the drugs that you are taking, each one is extremely poisonous.

    Yes, because injecting bleach directly into your blood is OBVIOUSLY safer than HIV anti-virals.

  11. mikerattlesnake says:

    Sometimes I feel that I have become jaded, that I have seen enough horrible people doing horrible things that I hav ebecome desensitized.

    And then I read something like that Q&A quote. That made my blood pressure rise, my muscles clench, and my eyes water I was so angry. These are evil, evil people and they need to be stopped.

  12. Deetee says:

    I think Mr Jim Humble should be infected with HIV, HepB/C and all the other things he claims to cure, and left in a little room with several hundred enema bags of MMS so he can emerge several weeks later and demonstrate how miraculously curative it has been.

    PS: His Q&A also said this, which is somewhat at variance with his other HIV therapy advice given above:

    Will MMS interact with my HIV medication?
    Dear Pascaline, you do not have to stop taking your medications [Atripla] when taking MMS; as there is no risk and MMS does not interfere with medicine. Just separate them by 3 or 4 hours and you will be fine. Let me know how everything goes.

  13. Alexie says:

    I’m celebrating tonight, because I had my last round of chemotherapy today and the oncologist is confident that I’m in remission. I can’t say enough about the dedication and care I’ve received.

    So I don’t understand… how did we come to a place where people with years of training in medicine, who are legally bound to do what is right for the patient, have been superseded by con merchants peddling poison?

    Maybe we’ve simply had too many miracles: smallpox gone, polio gone, antibiotics and so on. Now if the miracle doesn’t appear on demand, it’s got to be because there’s some Big Pharma conspiracy going on.

    I hope these people get prosecuted. And then some.

  14. Preston says:

    I would very much like to see a prosecution in this case.

    I have an acquaintance who swears by the stuff. I will be putting a copy of the FDA advisory in his hands tomorrow when I see him.

  15. bluedevilRA says:

    This guy is a piece of work. I am assuming that no one is really dumb enough to delude themselves this much. I see him as a scam artist and that is about it. He has gone the con down pretty well though. He sounds sciencey and even has pictures of helping little kids in Africa. Well he must be a good person!

    These gems are my favorites:

    “When MMS seems to bring on any bad condition that is always a good indication.” – he explains that this includes vomiting and diarrhea

    But he goes on to say that if you are really sick (i.e. too much vomiting/diarrhea) then it is ok to cut back on the MMS a bit. “Do not make yourself sick. There is no indication that maintaining a constant diarrhea is of benefit.” Haha. Where is the evidence that any diarrhea is of benefit?

    “ALWAYS REMEMBER:

    1. Do not continue to make yourself sick
    2. Never stop taking MMS.”

    “For over 50 years chlorine dioxide (ClO2) has been used in many water supplies throughout the world because it only oxidizes the anaerobic bacteria or other anaerobic microorganisms. It is very picky about what it oxidizes…It simply does not oxidize any beneficial bacteria or body cells. No side effects have been reported in hundreds of thousands of clinical trials and tests.”

    Of course! It is better than any antibiotic/antiviral that modern medicine has developed. It kills all the bad things, none of the good things, and has zero side effects! Wait, what about the diarrhea…

    Apparently, Jim has gotten the message from the FDA. His website says the he can no longer provide a list of suppliers in the United States.

    OK, maybe the guy is deluded. “Jim started his career in the Aerospace industry where he quickly became a research engineer. He worked on the first intercontinental missile, the moon vehicle, wrote instruction manuals for the first vacuum tube computers, set up experiments for A-bomb explosions, worked on secret radio control electronics, set up experiments in electrical generation by magneto hydro dynamics, complete wired the first machine to be controlled by computers at Hughes aircraft company and invented the first automatic garage door opener.” Look at that resume! I’m sure he did all of those things and I’m sure MMS cures everything.

  16. bluedevilRA says:

    I am so fascinated by this man. “Jim’s immediate goal is to return to Africa to eliminate all of the malaria in a single African nation in order to prove to the world that it is possible.” Goodluck with that. Can we please lock this guy up and throw away the key?

  17. LovleAnjel says:

    Well, diarrhea is beneficial…because your body is trying to rid itself of bleach. So yeah, stop the MMS and let it fly out every orifice it will.

  18. pmoran says:

    As angry as this makes us, it is impossible in practice to stop this kind of thing, at least with tolerable levels of censorship and intrusion upon freedoms.

    For example, MMS is banned also in Australia for medical purposes, but people can still buy hypochlorite almost anywhere, and the Internet makes it impossible to deny access to the promotional garbage. Or, people can sneak it past customs.

  19. ZenMonkey says:

    @pmoran True, people who are hell-bent on making themselves sick unto death cannot be stopped. But what can hopefully be stopped is a product like this being marketed as some sort of beneficial medical treatment to those who don’t know any better.

    @Alexie Congratulations, and hear hear.

  20. hippiehunter says:

    If this site can be Blocked/Banned and criminal charges laid then why not antivaxxer sites.
    As insane as this is the AVN is worse.

  21. smartset says:

    There is a site in Australia peddling the Mineral Solution, ironically called “love for life”. You know the sort of site, filled with anti-vac information and other dubious herbal supplements.

    http://loveforlife.com.au/

    I have reported them to the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

  22. bluedevilRA says:

    Anjel, lol. Yes, the diarrhea is doing the body good to get rid of the chlorine, but I find it ridiculous that this con artist has tricked people into thinking that a certain level of diarrhea is indicative of good health (with zero evidence to support his claim). As long as its not too much diarreha…

    pmoran, true we cannot stop people from idiocy. But we can stop scam artists from making money off of idiots, particularly when they make such horribly misleading claims.

  23. oderb says:

    It seems curious that the websites promoting MMS brag about how many thousands of bottles are sold monthly and how many hundreds of thousands of people have taken MMS. Yet the FDA press release says they have received “several reports” of health problems.

    Since it’s so toxic why haven’t more reports been submitted to the FDA?

    Is it because most users expect to get nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting, and simply believe it’s a healthy detox reaction?

  24. hidflect says:

    The website is still up. Now if he was selling high quality facsimiles of Hermes or Prada, he’d be in a police dungeon already. But since he’s not offending any major Corporations…

  25. lillym says:

    If I remember correctly from the Raw Food World e Newsletter any sign of nausea or diarrhea is seen as signs of “detoxification” and not a problem with the product.

    I was looking for past newsletters because I was trying to find the actual claims Raw Food World is making and I ran across a link to a video (which is now removed) claiming to be information about “The Ultimate Parasite Cleansing Protocol” using MMS, DMSO , the silver pulser and magnetic pulser (not sure what those are).

    I did find one of the articles that starts with “Ok… I have to be careful what I say here, as certain “authorities” have a close watch on this product… Jim Humble, the creator of this product, actually left the US to live in Mexico as a safety measure… I have been in contact with Jim and he has agreed to do an interview with me in the near future about his ground-breaking work…”

    And being nauseous is not a reaction the chloride, it’s a bad reaction because the rate of “die off of pathogens” may be too much for someone to handle.

    The main thing is that people who want to believe in this kind of thing will do any kind of mental gymnastics to justify it. I’m slightly conflicted about whether the Raw Food World is try to actual defraud anyone, because I think these are people who are rather….willing to believe anything that doesn’t come from “allopathic” medicine. (The owner has even talked about reading books about how certain people were able to regrow teeth and hair and totally believes that this could be possible).

  26. Deetee says:

    @Frymax.

    The list of things it is “good for” can be seen on the right of this webpage, which is his Q&A atrocity:

    http://www.mmsanswers.com/

    It’s the wonder cure for all manner of “toxins”, autism, CFS, Morgellon’s and a myriad of other nasty, nebulous illnesses.

  27. gretemike says:

    Alexieon asks how “we come to a place where people with years of training in medicine, who are legally bound to do what is right for the patient, have been superseded by con merchants peddling poison?”

    It’s because the doctors don’t have easy answers. Lose weight. Don’t smoke. Avoid drugs and unsafe sexual practices. Treatments for serious diseases are often extremely invasive and uncomfortable. Etc.

    And here is this website saying that you don’t have to avoid anything at all, except for the loathesome doctors who are always telling you to avoid the things you want to do and suggesting painful, invasive procedures. All you need to do is drink this stuff and you are cured!

    In other words, the con merchants are telling many people what they want to hear. Doctors are telling them what they do NOT want to hear. And so they choose accordingly.

    Kinda depressing, but I’m afraid it’s probably true.

  28. Calli Arcale says:

    Bleach? BLEACH??? The same stuff that grade school s teach kids to put “Mr Yuck” stickers on so they know they shouldn’t drink it?

    Good lord.

    oderb:

    #Since it’s so toxic why haven’t more reports been submitted to the FDA?

    Is it because most users expect to get nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting, and simply believe it’s a healthy detox reaction?

    That’s half of it, yes. If you read about pre-scientific medicine, you’ll find that a great deal of it revolves around purging; I think maybe this is because a great many illnesses (particularly in the pre-food-safety days) were indeed cured by vomiting and/or diarrhea, since a great many illnesses are foodborne. obviously, it doesn’t help a non-food-borne complaint, and will most likely just make things worse. But it’s so easy to make a person puke that it must’ve seemed like wow, we can do something for people! And a lot of the times, they get better afterwards!

    (Another factor in some philosophies is the idolization of suffering. A person who suffers is somehow noble for doing so, an idea which persists even today under the expression “it builds character”. It is not a very big step at all from that to seeing purging as a way of improving oneself, one way or another.)

    So yeah, a lot of them simply don’t realize that they’re doing themselves harm. I know people who do “cleanses”; they believe the discomfort is all part of the thing working, so of course they’re not going to report it as an adverse effect. It’d be like phoning the FDA to complain that Benadryl made them drowsy. You knew ahead of time it was gonna do that; why would you complain about it?

    So with this mindset, they’re not going to report the side effects unless they get REALLY bad, or someone clues them in to what they’re really doing to themselves.

    That’s part of the problem. The other part is that people likely to attempt this “cure” are not very likely to know that they *can* report a problem. In fact, I suspect most of the general public, regardless of their views on alternative medicine, is unaware that the FDA takes complaints, much less know how to file such a complaint.

    Fun facts in response to the kooky claim that this bleach will only kill bad bacteria:

    * the difference between good and bad bacteria is often nothing more than context
    * bleach is harmful to all life, with a few exceptions
    * one of the notable exceptions is roundworm parasite, which, in its cyst stage, is virtually indestructible; cleaning feces from an infested person requires special procedures because chlorine bleach is ineffective

  29. Calli Arcale says:

    (Clarification; you don’t use bleach to clean the feces off of the person. I was talking about cleaning objects and surfaces with which the person has come into contact, and which may have traces of fecal matter on them. It’s how the worm spreads to new hosts.)

  30. LMA says:

    @Calli: Well that’s a gross fact to read and think “that could potentially be useful to know …” but now you have me wondering; what do you have to use to kill roundworm off if bleach doesn’t do the trick?

  31. biopunk says:

    In a related story, a young skeptic in Wales, Rhys Morgan, recently got banned from a Crohn’s Disease forum for posting about the FDA warning on this stuff.

    His excellent twitvid response is here.

  32. Calli Arcale says:

    LMA: the only thing that really kills off the eggs of canine roundworms is heat. So if it’s a surface that can be heat-treated, that will work. Otherwise, our vet told us that if it’s a surface that can’t be heat-treated, the objective is just to wash away any eggs so they can’t harm you. Bleach is helpful; it breaks down the adhesive the eggs can have on the outside. (They have to gestate for a while before they’re ready to hatch, so they try to glue themselves down until it’s time to get eaten.) That’s what the vet told us; online I haven’t found others repeating that advice, so rinsing with bleach before washing with soap and water may be excessive.

  33. Calli Arcale says:

    I just thought of a clarification. The advice above pertains only to the eggs. The encysted third-stage larvae, which will reside in the flesh of a non-target host (e.g. a pig or a chicken which might subsequently be eaten), are best killed by thorough cooking. The juvenile worms can be killed simply by exposing them to the environment, but this is difficult to do. There are anti-parasitic drugs which will kill them in the migratory stage. Adults (which occur only in dogs; they never complete their lifecycle in a non-target host) are best killed with a dewormer — this is an anesthetic that causes them to lose their grip on the intestines. When they are vomited up or passed in the stool, they will still be alive, but they will quickly die of exposure. Bleach would be lethal to them in this stage, but unnecessary. (And drinking bleach to get rid of them would be like burning down the forest to get rid of emerald ash borers in a few of the trees. Effective, but not very good for the forest, and probably overkill.)

  34. Preston says:

    Had an interesting exchange with my acquaintance that swears by MMS. He had not heard of the FDA warning and was not at all convinced when he read it. He argued that MMS was nontoxic he said it had no MSDS (might be so, but I have since found an MSDS for sodium chlorite, the active ingredient). He said there was no LD50 for MMS.

    I told him the FDA warning was about what you use the MMS to make, the chlorine dioxide anion. I printed him an MSDS for chlorine dioxide and showed him the LD50. I was at work and he was running errands so he took the MSDS and the warning with him.

    My acquaintance is a medical professional. I know he uses MMS personally. He has recommended it to me. I suspect he is recommending it during his practice. I would like to convince this guy that MMS is bad stuff. I am not confident that I’m going to succeed.

  35. mmsfraud says:

    for people looking for more information I have a website addressing some of Jim Humble’s claims

    http://sites.google.com/site/mmsdebunked/

  36. cytogirl says:

    From the miraclemineral.org website:

    “Here is something your doctor will never tell you, there has been a medical test for cancer that is 99% effective for more than 25 years. It is more effective, less dangerous and cheaper than all other medical cancer tests. It’s called AMAS cancer test. You don’t have to go to a doctor; the test is available on the Internet. The cost is $165. The kit is free, you take a smear of your own blood and send it in and pay when the results are ready. The test is for specific cancer antibodies that will be present. Go to http://www.oncolabinc.com. I have no financial interest what so ever.”

    As I work for a pathology group, this is the first I have ever heard of this tumor marker. The website for oncolab is laughable, as are the references!

  37. Prometheus says:

    There is one thing in the aderts for MMS that is perfectly true: it will kill cancer and HIV. Of course, to do that, it needs to be at concentrations where it also kills the patient.

    On the bright side, they won’t have died from cancer or AIDS.

    Prometheus

  38. mx says:

    I’ve cured myself from H1N1 last spring in Venezuela just by inhaling the vapors of 2 activated drops 3 times a day for 2 days.
    Before then I was spitting green & yellow goo
    for a week before hand. Each time I’d inhale the vapors my mucus
    turned into water & nose would unclogged for a little while.

    Jim Humble Responds to FDA Campaign Against MMS
    http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmkfr8bIajc

  39. ForestGnome says:

    To answer the title can it get worse than this?
    - Yes it turns out it can!
    Another thing about this, the whole MMS marketing works like an MLM scheme (legal pyramid scheme). Which is why those who have bought a kit of these are so extremely pushy about it. They have to invest their own money to become a sales rep and then the point is to make other people join as sales reps beneath them and so on and so on.
    So not only are they tricking people into drinking poison and throwing their real medication away (at least that’s the advice given for HIV, I don’t know what advice on medicine he has about other illnesses), but they’re also ruining those people’s economy (unless they’re at the top of the pyramid) and pushes them into selling it to as many others as they can, and making as many others as they can to start sell it. Of course once you’re in one of these schemes, you just have to make more and more people join, or you will have lost your money. That’s why they all seem so extremely convinced about this product, it’s just like Amway and similar direct business cults, just this one has poison as their product.
    So this is a triple (or quadruple?) screw over. It’s one of the most evil things I’ve ever heard of. They also have “charitable” organisations (more than one, none registered as a charitable organisation though) so that you can help their campaigns in Africa and Haïti giving it to clueless people in poor countries.
    So even if someone would try to do the world the service of putting a cap in Jim Humble’s ass, it still won’t go away, it has turned into a business cult.

  40. squirrelelite says:

    On Friday the UK Food Standards Agency issued an alert against using the Miracle Mineral Solution.

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20100924/thl-alert-issued-over-health-supplement-d831572.html

    The Miracle Mineral Solution could cause severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, potentially leading to dehydration and reduced blood pressure, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said.

    If diluted less than instructed, it could damage the gut and red blood cells, potentially resulting in respiratory failure.

    The product, available over the internet, should not be sold, the FSA said.

    Tests showed it has a 28% sodium chlorite solution – the equivalent of industrial-strength bleach, the FSA said.

  41. jgod3090 says:

    My mum, to my unending horror is in to all of this woo and alt med.

    some time ago she showed me a pamphelt (more like a book) about this MMS stuff. At the time i was working at a swimming pool and immediately advised her that the main ingredient happened to be pool chlorine. i then filed a complaint with the Australian competition and consumer comission (ACCC) and hope that all of these companies die slow painfull deaths that cost their owners and shareholder millions of dollars.

    I now work for a government agency (similar to USEPA) and seem to have gained a bit more influence in changing my mothers mind about some of the more ridiculous things she does. mainly with lots of help from SBM and other skeptics of the blogosphere.

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