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Monday, February 8, 2016


In The Politics of Autism, I discuss autism quackery.

Tony Taylor, 41, flogs Miracle Mineral Solution on his New Earth website.
The “medicine”, taken as a drink or an enema, has been promoted as a potential autism cure by the US-based Genesis II Church of Health and Healing.

But it contains chemicals sodium chlorite and hydrochloric acid, which when combined form chlorine dioxide, a type of bleach.
The substance can cause nausea, ulcers in the gullet and vomiting.
Dr. Carol Cooper adds:
Autism isn’t caused by viruses or bacteria so there’s no point using an antiseptic.

I would strongly advise parents never to use a product like this. Harmful treatments are a form of child abuse.
Amie Gordon writes at The Daily Mail:
Speaking about previous concerns, Carol Povey, of the National Autistic Society, said: 'No evidence of any kind exists to support the preposterous claims made for MMS as an intervention for autism.
'It is shocking that dubious companies continue to promote potentially very harmful products like these.

'Autism is a complex neurological condition, without a cure.'