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Despite FDA warnings, bleach promoted as 'miracle' cancer cure in the US

Advocates of a “medicine” called MMS are gathering in a hotel in upstate New York to promote what they claim to be a miracle cure for cancer that is in fact a powerful bleach that can cause serious harm and even death. The Guardian reports that the self-proclaimed “Genesis II Church of Health and Healing” – a group that in reality is neither a church nor a medical outfit – plans to lure supporters and unsuspecting individuals to a “seminar” at the Marienthal Country Inn in Eden, New York. It is charging $450 per person, or $800 for a couple, for the privilege of being inculcated over two days into the false promises of its remedy, “miracle mineral solution” or MMS.

The report says the New York meeting comes just five days after the US Food and Drug Administration put out its strongest warning about MMS. It bluntly warned consumers not to buy or drink the product which it called a “dangerous bleach which has caused serious and potentially life-threatening side effects”. The acting commissioner of the FDA, Ned Sharpless, said that “miracle mineral solution and similar products are not FDA-approved, and ingesting these products is the same as drinking bleach. Consumers should not use these products, and parents should not give these products to their children for any reason.”

Fiona O’Leary, a campaigner against pseud- science whose work helped to get MMS banned in Ireland in 2016, said that the New York seminar posed a threat to vulnerable people. She called on the FDA to shut it down.

The report says when asked why he was peddling a potentially dangerous chemical to residents of New York state under the pretext that it was a miracle cure, Genesis II Church leader Mark Grenon replied by email that “you and your Guardian newspaper are just puppets of the evil players of this world like the Murdoch/Rothschild families!”

[link url="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/16/bleach-based-miracle-cure-group-seminar-new-york"]The Guardian report[/link]

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