The compound is corrosive and can put the lives of children at risk. Understand more about him and escape from traps.
False information about MMS, called Miracle Mineral Solution, has been circulated over the internet. The promise is that he cure autism, an idea propagated in books still sold even in bookshops of great circulation. The hypothesis (totally unfounded) would be that worms would cause autism. After taking such a solution, which is actually a bleach, the gut flakes off, and parents are led to believe that the pieces that peel off are such worms. But the whole story is false, and can have serious consequences for health.
1 It is a bleach based on chlorine
Chlorine dioxide, the technical name of MMS, is a chemical compound used in the manufacture of bleaches and water treatment products and there is no evidence of its use by humans, as Renata Fonseca, surveillance manager of the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), in a video statement .
2 Its sale is prohibited since 2018 in Brazil
Anvisa has been combating MMS since 2018, when it published a resolution prohibiting the use, advertising and commercialization of the substance. With the return of fake news on the subject, the entity announced that it is working to inhibit the clandestine sale of the product on the internet and manufacturing. Anyone who sees an ad type can report on the Anvisa website .
3 Fake news about MMS circulates since the 1990s
In 1996, North American Jim Hamble announced that he had cured diseases like HIV and malaria with MMS. But Jim is neither a physician nor a health credential: his only known affiliation is with Scientology, the religious cult of the United States. In 2016, homeopath Kerri Rivera released a book claiming that MMS could also cure autism, based on her own experiments and inspired by Humble’s work.
4 Adverse reactions can be serious
Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, inflammation, and corrosive lesions in the gut, blood cells, and kidneys are on the list. Studies show that the compound may further impact thyroid function and reduce some cells of the immune system, affecting the body’s defenses.
5 There is no scientific evidence about its benefit
As Health Magazine informs in a search in Pubmed, platform that aggregates scientific research done in the world, there is only one mention to the MMS: a woman of 41 years who developed a disease after taking the substance once.
6 The hashtag #foramms collects denunciations of parents who have used and repented
There’s still a lot of positive material about MMS in online videos, Whatsapp groups, and books. But parents who have had negative experiences with the compound are sharing their experiences with the hashtag #foramms and in the press to alert other families. Vomiting, rashes and opportunistic infections due to nutritional deficiencies caused by the agent are among the reports.
7 Other countries have banned MMS
The FDA (Food and Drugs Agency), which controls the marketing of medicines in the United States, prohibits the sale of MMS in the country. Big technology companies, such as Facebook and Google, issued public statements saying they would act to remove content related to the air compound. Amazon stopped selling this year’s books on the subject, including Kerri Rivera’s most famous.
8 There is no cure for autism
Autism spectrum disorder can disrupt the quality of life and socialization of children. So there are a lot of research on treatments for him, but there is still no definitive solution – indeed, everything that is miraculous, as the name of the substance indicates, deserves the backwards. Multidisciplinary therapies, stimuli and breaking stigmas are still the best ways to deal with autism .