We have been alerted by a Hackney School that there has been a resurgence in discussions and online content regarding the use of Sodium Chlorite (bleach) as a ‘cure for autism’. This may also be referred to as Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) or Chlorine Dioxide Solution (CDS).
Although this is not a new phenomenon, vigilance is required particularly following the amount of misinformation and fake news being circulated during the pandemic.
Your awareness is drawn to the following:
The potential impact of ingesting Sodium Chlorite:
If you identify sodium chlorite solutions for sale in any form you should report the matter to the National Food Crime Unit here or your local Trading Standards team as soon as possible.
For more information please see the Food Standards Agency Briefing on the issue.
Are you worried about a child?
- You can contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 or email [email protected]
- Alternatively, contact the Hackney First Access Screening Team (FAST) on 0208 356 5500.
- For out of hours (5 pm – 9 am), please contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0208 356 2710.