An Indiana mother was taken into custody after her husband discovered that the woman was force-feeding their child bleach, in a desperate attempt at curing her autism. The Food and Drug Administration warns that the wonder-cure boasted by the Facebook group is not only ineffective and scientifically wrong, but potentially fatal.
Indiana Mom Believe that She Could Kill Autism Parasite with Bleach
According to the authorities, an Indiana mom was arrested and booked into county jail for allegedly poisoning her daughter in order to rid her of autism. The whole thing was uncovered by the girl’s father after the woman confessed using a wonder-cured she read about in a closed Facebook group.
For the past weeks, the woman has been putting drops of hydrochloric acid and a chlorine-based water purification solution in the child’s water or fruit juice. The result of this mixture is bleach, a substance used for any number of household and industrial purposes.
Allegedly, the woman confessed to her husband that this mixture would cure their daughter of autism. Having heard the Indiana mom’s confession, the man went straight to the authorities.
Boasted as being a cure for any number of medical conditions including hepatitis, cancer, and autism, the wonder-cure seems to have had a popularity boost, in part by the efforts of a US-based obscure Facebook group.
Called the Miracle Mineral Solution, MMS for short, the substance is marketed as a full body cleanse. The group believes that diseases, even those with a pregnant genetic component, are caused by parasites. Thus, by drinking bleach, the body should be rid of parasites, allowing the patient to live a healthy life.
The experts have warned that not only the science backing up MMS is faulty, but using it can be deadly.
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