I recently learned of a product called “Miracle Mineral Solution” or “Master Mineral Solution” chlorine dioxide, which is sold to parents of autistic children as a cure for autism. Scientific evidence clearly shows autism to be a genetic neurodevelopmental disorder. There is no “cure” for autism, and many people feel that the very idea of attempting to cure autism is inherently problematic. (To learn more, watch my video on the subject here) This same product is also sold as a cure for many other diseases and disorders, including cancer, H.I.V., and acne.
The issue isn’t just that this MMS and citric acid solution, which results in a chlorine dioxide solution, doesn’t cure autism. The bigger problem is that the resulting solution is toxic. Parents force their autistic children to drink this bleach and give them enemas with it. While this bleach is not as corrosive as household bleach, it is still very much toxic. From the F.D.A.:
“”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.
..The product instructs consumers to mix the 28 percent sodium chlorite solution with an acid such as citrus juice. This mixture produces chlorine dioxide, a potent bleach used for stripping textiles and industrial water treatment. High oral doses of this bleach, such as those recommended in the labeling, can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and symptoms of severe dehydration.””
To be clear, there is no level of distillation of this solution which would be beneficial in the slightest. Even if you watered this down to the point that it wasn’t extremely toxic, say to the levels that one might normally come across through tap water, which is infinitesimal in size, it still would not be beneficial. Sodium chloride is used as an industrial bleach. It is not safe for human consumption.
The people who sell these products prey on parents who are desperate to help their child. Because of the stigma surrounding autism, and the narrative which promotes autistic people as lacking potential (which I talk about in this video), some parents see autism as so terrible that they would risk killing their child, making them sick, or giving them a disease like polio or whooping cough rather than have their child be autistic. As an autistic person, this is deeply troubling to me. The lack of education when it comes to autism, the lack of respect for autistic people, the lack of awareness, the negative views, all of these things contribute to the point of view which says that risking someone’s health and wellness for the small chance of getting rid of their autism is worthwhile.
There’s a common stereotype that autistic people are lacking in empathy. This is a misconception built on confusion between cognitive and emotional empathy. (a subject I explore in this video) It seems sadly ironic that non-autistic people levy these claims, when autistic people aren’t the ones giving children toxic “treatments” which are clearly harmful. It’s obvious just how desperate these parents are when they convince themselves that vomiting, fever, and diarrhea are normal and even desired outcomes of this “treatment”. There has been at least one case of M.M.S. sellers being prosecuted for their actions, hopefully with more coming.
It would be naive to think that every parent who does this to their child is doing so with the child’s best interests in mind. As an autistic person, I am all too aware of the countless times that a parent or caregiver has murdered an autistic person in their care. Usually they claim that they did it for the victim, but I seriously doubt that a lot of it isn’t motivated by selfishness. Caring for an autistic person can be a lot of work, but when a person reproduces, they are responsible for caring for their offspring. There’s no exception because your child is autistic. Murdering a person in your care and then claiming that you did it for them is absurd, offensive, and wrong.
And this isn’t a small issue. I found a private Facebook group with over 7500 members. There’s simply no way of knowing how many autistic people have had this toxic mixture forced into their bodies, causing damage and pain. This is child abuse, plain and simple. Forcing a child to take a solution which has been clearly stated to be toxic and harmful, which anyone with an understanding of Chemistry can tell you is dangerous, constitutes child abuse. Unfortunately, a lot of people still don’t know about this being sold and used on autistic people. That’s why I hope you’ll share this post so we can raise awareness.
The following link provided a good amount of the information I used, as the author has degrees in Chemistry and a much better understanding of this subject than I do. If you want to learn more, they include a ton of links from their research as well as various facts and figures.