Update September 20 2010 Martin Robbins at the UK paper the Guardian has a long story, The Man Who Encourages the Sick and Dying to Drink Industrial Bleach
FDA Warns Consumers of Serious Harm from Drinking Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) Product contains industrial strength bleach
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to take Miracle Mineral Solution, an oral liquid also known as “Miracle Mineral Supplement” or “MMS.” The product, when used as directed, produces an industrial bleach that can cause serious harm to health.
Abel twittered it and I did too. I was curious and poked around on the MMS websites --there are several -- and what I found appalled me. I passed on what I'd found to Abel.
August 6 2010 Abel included some of my findings in his follow-up post at Science Based Medicine, Can it get any worse?: industrial bleach as cancer and HIV cure
August 10 2010 Rhys Morgan (a young Welshman) posts a tweet video and a post on his website about being banned on the Crohn's syndrome forum (Crohn’sForum.com) for discussing how dangerous the MMS "treatment" is.
August 12 2010 Noodlemaz (a UK blogger) posts the story to date: MMS: Purely a figure of your imagination, including a transcription on an interview of MMR's "inventor". Depleted Cranium (a US blog) posts An Extraordinarily Dangerous Quack Product
August 13 2010 Thinking is Dangerous posts a short interview with Rhys Morgan, and Alice in Galaxyland goes into the background on MMS and explains, re Rhys Morgan's banning: "A forum moderator myself, I am stunned. Stunned that safety warnings were hidden; stunned that science was silenced."
August 14 2010 Rys Morgan updates what has happened: his story has gone viral.
The UK has relatively stringent laws on medical claims in advertisements, which may get the UK distributors in trouble. The US has significantly weaker protections....but the US MMS marketers are getting nervous and making plans.
This is an unsubstantiated report from "Food for Thought" a blog that promotes but does not sell MMS:
On the heels of their warning, a convoy of FDA agents appeared at PGL International in Spokane, Washington, and their fulfillment house, intent on gathering “forensic” evidence of wrongdoing.
On the same day, on the other side of the world, agents from the Drug Regulation and Monitoring Agency, a unit of Japan’s Ministry of Health, visited an MMS supplier in Tokyo, while agents from the Health and Hygiene Agency made another impromptu call to a distributor in Osaka.
According to a reliable source, the tone of the Japanese encounters was decidedly different from those in Spokane. After three days of investigation, the FDA representatives made their objective very clear; a full recall of all MMS sold.
Update: Canada issued a health warning advisory on MMS May 12, 2010
Following discussion with FDA officials, Project GreenLife is effecting an immediate voluntary recall of its sodium chlorite solution product labeled MMS Miracle Mineral Solution, Premium Water Purification Drops