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Miracle Mineral Solution

Question for Department of Health

UIN 2267, tabled on 11 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the National Crime Agency has taken to investigate the potential harm to children posed by the promotion of chlorine dioxide as a food supplement or cure for autism; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

16 June 2015

Local authorities have made the Food Standards Agency (FSA) aware of a number of cases where chlorine dioxide has been marketed for sale as “Miracle Mineral Solution” (MMS). The FSA is working with the Department, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and local authorities to investigate these cases and protect the public.

The FSA along with the Department and MHRA are joining together to highlight and warn consumers of the dangers of consumption of these products. The FSA has worked hard to raise awareness of the dangers of MMS through its communications channels and has previously warned the public about this product on its website at:

The National Crime Agency is not investigating the sale of chlorine dioxide. It is not a controlled drug under drugs precursor chemicals legislation. The safety of food supplements is covered by general food law and therefore it must be safe and not cause injury.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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