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    Humble's Miracle Industrial Bleach: MMS Will Heal Autism And Everything Else, Too!
    By Kim Wombles | June 12th 2012 03:22 PM | 4 comments | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
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    Bloggers like Orac (his first post, his second posthis third post), Emily WillinghamAutismum and others have covered Autism One's latest quack cure, MMS, in detail. Emily set up a petition at Change.org, urging the Secretary of Health, Mexico; Federal Trade Commission; Jon Leibowitz, Chairman (Federal Trade Commission); US Food and Drug Administration; and Commissioner, US FDA (Margaret A. Hamburg) to "order cease and desist on selling, recommending, or administering Miracle Mineral Supplement, also known as MMS or sodium dichlorite solution (industrial strength bleach), as "curative" for children with autism when used orally, in baths, or in repeatedly administered enemas."

    Jim Humble, the wiz who decided industrial bleach was just the thing to swallow and have shot up people's colons, has set up a petition to school Emily--it's not bleach! Seriously. Emily crafts a careful, detailed petition that outlines exactly what MMS is, and Humble's response is to go "nu-uh." Now, that'll show all those science bloggers and reasonable people who decide that when the FDA says it's industrial bleach, it's not meant for internal consumption.

    Sure, Jim, it's way more expensive than regular old Clorox Bleach, which you can buy for a couple bucks, and which Age of Autism totally stood against when a mother killed her autistic child by making him swallow bleach. This is completely different, of course, and when bought from the Jim Humble approved internet store,  much more expensive. It's not bleach; it's industrial bleachaccording to the FDA:

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

    It can't be a surprise, after Age of Autism supporters rallied around Boyd Haley and his mining chelator breakfast topping, that those who believe in alternative treatments and big-pharma bad-boy conspiracies would rally around Jim Humble and insist MMS isn't bleach at all; it's a miracle and if you don't use it, too, you don't care about healing your kids. Maybe they'll not only by Humble's industrial bleach, they'll also join his church

    Comments

    Gerhard Adam
    What a racket!  You almost have to admire the audacity of being a huckster and then accusing the regulatory agencies that are attempting to reign you in of depriving you [and others] of their freedom.

    Can you imagine someone selling rotten meat, and then complaining that the USDA is depriving people of the freedom of choice.  It's a gutsy move.  No doubt it will have thousands of supporters, demonstrating again that perhaps chimps got the better end of the DNA deal.

    Who knows, pretty soon we may see arguments made for the constitutional right to be stupid.  It's rather obvious that most people are clueless regarding the level of protections they have become used to because we have government agencies to ensure that we don't all have to individually police every industry we come in contact with.  Despite the childish accusations of government being inept, they haven't seen chaos until they attempt to see the level of corruption attainable when industry [and charlatans] are unconstrained.
    Mundus vult decipi
    kwombles
    I'm amazed, too, at the audacity of the snake oil salesmen and the credulity of these parents who argue that he's too nice a man, and if it really didn't work, it wouldn't keep selling. And blown away that they can cry it's not bleach, even when provided with info like this:

    Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS): Product as consumed produces a potent bleach


    [Posted 07/30/2010]

    AUDIENCE: Consumers, Emergency Medicine

    ISSUE: FDA warned consumers not to consume or use Miracle Mineral Solution, an oral liquid solution 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 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.

    BACKGROUND: MMS is distributed on Internet sites and online auctions by multiple independent distributors. 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.

    RECOMMENDATIONS: Consumers who have MMS should stop using it immediately and throw it away. The FDA advises consumers who have experienced any negative side effects from MMS to consult a health care professional as soon as possible.

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of this product to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    • Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    • Phone:             1-800-332-1088      
    • Mail: return the postage-paid FDA form 3500, which may be downloaded from the MedWatch "Download Forms" page, to address on the pre-addressed form
    • Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178

    [10/08/2010 - Consumer Update - FDA]
    [07/30/2010 - News Release - FDA]





    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm220756.htm

    “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” --MLK, Jr.
    i love that quote from mlk - it will save many an unhinged, mentally unstable behind on this planet so ready to demonize folks of african descent based on anything they can find to be glibly insulting about :)

    https://twitter.com/MichelleObama/status/212225685257859072

    rholley
    … the recent fabulous rise of Hadacol, a cure-all vitamin and mineral tonic that smells and tastes terrible, but is high in alcoholic content.

    Groucho Marx, on his radio program a few years ago, interviewed the inventor of Hadacol, Louisiana State Senator Dudley J. LeBlanc. When Groucho asked him what Hadacol was good for, LeBlanc gave a answer of startling honesty. “It was good,” the senator said, “for five and a half million for me last year.”

                           Martin Gardner, Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science (originally 1952)
    Robert H. Olley / Quondam Physics Department / University of Reading / England