A family in Florida is facing criminal charges for allegedly selling a product that contains harmful chemicals and calling it a cure for coronavirus.
The “Miracle Mineral Solution” that they sold too over 10,000 Florida residents contains a mixture of sodium chlorite and water, which turns to chlorine dioxide, or bleach, when ingested.
Mark Grenon and his sons Jonathan, Joseph and Jordan were selling the caustic solution through a religious loophole by starting a religious organization called the “Genesis II Church of Health and Healing” to avoid government regulations.
The family said that “MMS” could cure the coronavirus if you drank it. They also marketed the product as a cure for HIV/AIDS, cancer and autism.
Catherine Hermsen, the assistant commissioner of the FDA’s office of Criminal Investigations released a statement that said:
“The Genesis II Church of Health and Healing has actively and deliberately placed consumers at risk with their fraudulent Miracle Mineral Solution, and Americans expect and deserve medical treatments that have been scientifically proven to be safe and effective.”
“We commend the efforts of our law enforcement partners for vigorously investigating this matter. The FDA will continue our efforts to make sure these and other like-minded sellers do not jeopardize the health of Americans during this pandemic and in the future.”