Police fear that a bottle of industrial strength bleach that is being touted as a “cure” for autism is already available in Britain.
The ‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ contains the chemicals sodium chlorite and hydrochloric acid - which when combined form bleach.
Touted as a cure to cancer, HIV, malaria and Alzheimer’s as well as autism, the potentially deadly concoction has been approved by the Genesis II church in America.
Now police in Thames Valley have been asked to investigate a young mum using doses of MMS on her young son who has autism.
It has already been linked to one death and numerous injuries and has been been banned in Canada after an elderly man suffered a life-threatening reaction.
Parents who want to ‘cure’ autism in their children are told to use the bleach either orally or as an enema.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) have now warned against taking MMS as it can cause vomiting and diarrhoea as well as damage to the gut.
Autism activist Emma Dalmayne, made the complaint to police and told The Independent: “As a parent of a autistic children, I know the desperation to make things better for your child, but it’s unbelievable that these people are using an unscientific, unproven and unregulated product on their child.
“The fact their children get ill [as a result of MMS] and are in pain should be enough to get them to stop immediately. Sadly, they don’t.”
A spokeswoman for the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency: “While the contents of MMS are a chemical, it has no proven, or conceivable, health benefit and is not a medicinal product.”
The Food Standards Agency said: “Our advice is that MMS is not safe and should not be sold as a supplement. MMS is commonly used as bleach and can be harmful.”
The product is said to be still widely available on the Internet.