FDA: Chlorine Dioxide Does Not Cure COVID-19 and Could Kill You

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ANGLETON, Texas – The United States Food and Drug Administration has sent a warning letter to a group accused of selling chlorine dioxide products with “misleading claims”.

FDA and FTC investigators say the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing peddles products containing chlorine dioxide under the name of “Miracle Mineral Solution”. They fraudulently claim that it can treat or prevent COVID-19 in adults and children, according to the FDA.

Life-threatening adverse reactions

The FDA has received reports of serious adverse reactions after drinking products containing chlorine dioxide, including:

  • Respiratory failure caused by a serious condition where the amount of oxygen carried in the blood is significantly reduced (methemoglobinemia);
  • Changes in the electrical activity of the heart (prolongation of the QT interval), which can lead to life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms;
  • Life-threatening hypotension caused by dehydration;
  • Acute liver failure;
  • Low number of blood cells, due to the destruction of red blood cells faster than the body can (hemolytic anemia), which required a blood transfusion;
  • Severe vomiting; and
  • Severe diarrhea

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Fraudulent claims

Products containing chlorine dioxide have not been shown to be safe and effective for any use, including COVID-19, but these products continue to be sold as a cure for autism, cancer, HIV / AIDS, hepatitis and flu, among others.

“Despite previous warnings, the FDA is concerned that we are still seeing chlorine dioxide products sold with misleading claims that they are safe and effective for the treatment of diseases, including now COVID-19. The sale of these products can endanger the health of a person and delay appropriate medical treatment, “said FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, M.D.

Chlorine dioxide kits are sold online under other names, including Miracle Mineral Supplement and Master Mineral Solution.

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“Non-religious” church

Genesis II, which has a branch in Angleton, has 48 hours to correct the violations or deal with legal action.

The Angleton branch appears on Google Maps as a small barbecue that sells “heavenly food”. We contacted them but got no response.

On their website, they call themselves a “non-religious” church that “does good deeds and believes in good health for all of humanity.”

Its headquarters are in the Dominican Republic, but the website lists chapters from around the world.

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