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Warning over ’Miracle Mineral Solution’

Supplement equivalent to industrial strength bleach, says Food Standards Agency
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WebMD UK Health News
Medically Reviewed by Dr Rob Hicks
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24th September 2010 - The Food Standards Agency has issued an urgent warning for people not to take Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS).

This product is sold online as an oral supplement, which the FSA says is also known as Miracle Mineral Supplement.

In a statement the The Food Standards Agency says: “If you have any of this product you should throw it away. If you have consumed MMS and feel unwell you should consult your doctor.”

MMS is a 28% sodium chlorite solution “which is equivalent to industrial-strength bleach”, according to the FSA. When taken as directed it could cause severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, possibly leading to dehydration and reduced blood pressure.

Even if the solution is diluted so that it is weaker than the instructions say, the FSA says it could cause damage to the gut and red blood cells, potentially resulting in respiratory failure.

The FSA is asking anyone who sees the product on sale in shops to contact their local trading standards department.

Reviewed on September 27, 2010

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