ACE Urges Families to Reject Claims that Miracle Mineral Solution Can Cure Autism
Posted May 29, 2019
Washington, DC – The Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) is urging families to reject dangerous claims that Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) – also known as bleach therapy – can treat autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
“It is heartbreaking that some families who are desperate to find a cure for autism are being misled by proponents of MMS,” said Beth Ludwick, Executive Director of ACE. “All household products, including bleach, should always be used according to the directions on the label.”
MMS is made by mixing sodium chlorite with an acid – usually lemon juice – to produce chlorine dioxide, which is commonly used as an industrial bleach. A recent investigation from Business Insider drew attention to the hundreds of videos and posts on social media encouraging parents to give this harmful and potentially lethal mixture to children as a miracle “cure” for ASD.
“Proponents of MMS are deliberately spreading misinformation and taking advantage of families in vulnerable situations and that is downright appalling,” said Ludwick.
The Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation founded in 2000. ACE works to educate consumers about the correct use, storage and disposal of household and commercial products. ACE’s core program areas are Consumer Care, Health & Wellbeing and Inhalant Abuse Prevention. ACE is affiliated with the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA).