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No bleach enemas to "cure" autism in children!

Ask the federal authorities in relevant countries--the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Department of Heath and Human Services in the United States and relevant federal authorities in Mexico-- 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.

A full account of the history of this product is available here. It has been described in a judgment against two Washington state residents peddling it as curative as a "quack medicine" and claims made about it to be "false, misleading, or deceptive." 

MMS recently was featured at an Autism One conference, which has hundreds of attendees, in a presentation by Kerri Rivera, who resides in Mexico. Video of her presentation, which is packed with false claims and misleading information, is available here. Among the recommendations for application of this substance in unconsenting, autistic children is the so-called 72-2 protocol, involving application of this bleach compound every 2 hours for 72 hours "every possible weekend." More information about that is on Rivera's Website.

In her Autism One presentation, Rivera references effects such as diarrhea and fever during application. There is no medical indication for this compound, either orally or as a bath or enema, and no indications for its use or efficacy in autism. Given the effects that even the people selling and using it cite--fever, clear discomfort, vomiting, and diarrhea, its known adverse effects on neurodevelopment and status as a health hazard, and the use of it in minor children who often are unable to verbalize their experience, we ask that the relevant authorities turn immediate attention to Kerri Rivera, organizers of the Autism One conference where she presented this information, and anyone who is selling or recommending this product for use in children with autism.

Emily Willingham

Jennifer Byde-Myers 

 

En español:

¡No enemas de blanqueador para “curar” el autismo en los niños!
Pedimos a las autoridades federales en los países relevantes – La Administración de Comidas y Medicinas (“Food and Drug Administration”, en inglés) en los Estados Unidos y a las autoridades federales relevantes en Mexico – que ordenen que cesen y desistan en vender, recomendar, o administrar el suplemento “Miracle Mineral Supplement”, también conocido como MMS o solución de bicloruro de sodio (blanqueador de concentración industrial), como un “curativo” para niños con autismo cuando se use oralmente, o en baños, o al administrarse repetidamente como enemas.

Un historial completo de la historia y el uso de este producto están disponibles aquí. Ha sido descrito como medicina falsa en una sentencia contra dos residentes del estado de Washington que lo vendían como un curativo, y las alegaciones que se hicieron al venderlo fueron descritas como “falsas, equivocas o engañosas” en la misma sentencia. MMS fue recientemente fue presentado en una conferencia de Autism One, la cual tiene cientos de asistentes, en una presentación por Kerri Rivera, quien reside en Mexico. El video de su presentación esta disponible aquí. Entre las recomendaciones para la aplicación de esta sustancia en niños autistas y sin consentimiento esta el llamado protocolo 72-2, el cual implica la aplicación de este compuesto blanqueador cada dos horas por 72 horas “cada posible fin de semana”. Mas información sobre esto esta en el sitio de internet de Rivera.

En su presentación de Austim One, Rivera hace referencia a efectos como diarrea y fiebre durante la aplicación del producto. No hay indicación medica alguna para este compuesto, ni oralmente o como un baño o enema, y no hay indicación para su uso o eficacia en autismo. Dado los efectos que hasta las personas vendiendo el producto citan – fiebre, claro malestar, vomito, y diarrea – sus conocidos efectos adversos en el desarrollo neurológico y su posición como peligro a la salud, y el uso de estos en niños menores de edad que frecuentemente son incapaces de verbalizar su experiencia, pedimos a las autoridades relevantes que pongan su atención inmediatamente en Kerri Rivera, los organizadores de la conferencia Autism One donde se presentó esta información, y cualquier persona que este vendiendo o recomendando este producto para su uso en niños con autismo.

Letter to
Secretary of Health, Mexico
Federal Trade Commission
Jon Leibowitz, Chairman Federal Trade Commission
and 2 others
US Food and Drug Administration
Commissioner, US FDA Margaret A. Hamburg
I just signed the following petition addressed to the US Food and Drug Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Federal Trade Commission.

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.

Here is what one autistic child underwent with this "treatment"--A parent writes: "He is nonverbal and fairly low-functioning, so I don’t get any feedback from him as to how he is feeling. Last week, I started him on 1 drop of MMS (bleach solution) then upped the dose to 1 drop, 2x a day this week. After about 4 days at 2 drops/day, he vomited once and had diarrhea all day. I am assuming it is the MMS. His gut tends to be very sensitive to anything I give him."

A full account of the history of this product is available here: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/bleaching-away-what-ails-you. It recently was featured at an Autism One conference: http://www.autismone.org/

In her Autism One presentation (here: http://www.livestream.com/autismone/video?clipId=pla_a7e0b96e-deb1-4399-9131-d1f6d0a23157), MMS peddler Kerri Rivera references effects such as diarrhea and fever during application. There is no medical indication for this compound, either orally or as a bath or enema, and no indications for its use or efficacy in autism. Among the recommendations for application of this substance in unconsenting, autistic children is the so-called 72-2 protocol, involving application of this bleach compound every 2 hours for 72 hours "every possible weekend." More information about that is on Rivera's Website, http://www.autismo2.com/mms.html.

Given the effects that even the people selling it cite--fever, clear discomfort, vomiting, diarrhea--and the use of it in minor children who often are unable to verbalize their experience, we ask that the relevant authorities turn immediate attention to Kerri Rivera, organizers of the Autism One conference where she presented this information, and anyone who is selling or recommending this product for use in children with autism.

Thank you for your time.