A Lenexa, Kansas mother who thinks a “miracle” solution containing bleach can “cure” autism is under fire for basically making her children drink poison.
Laurel Austin, who is an anti-vaxxer, swears that her two sons who have autism had improved behavior after consuming Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS).
MMS is a liquid that is 28 percent sodium chlorite in distilled water. Directions instruct people to mix the sodium chlorite with citric acid to “activate” the solution. When acid is added, the mixture chemically changes to become chlorine dioxide, which is a bleaching agent. You can find both sodium chlorite and chlorine dioxide in household cleansers and disinfectants.
The U.S. FDA first warned consumers about MMS products—which, again, CONTAIN BLEACH—in 2010.
“If you’re drinking ‘Miracle’ or ‘Master’ Mineral Solution or other sodium chlorite products, stop now. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received many reports that these products, sold online as “treatments,” have made consumers sick,” the FDA website warns.
“They are not meant to be swallowed by people.”
“Some distributors are making false—and dangerous—claims that Miracle Mineral Supplement mixed with citric acid is an antimicrobial, antiviral, and antibacterial liquid that is a remedy for autism, cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, flu, and other conditions. But the FDA is not aware of any research showing that these products are safe or effective for treating any illness. Using these products may cause you to delay other treatments that have been shown to be safe and effective.”
Austin, who claims that her four children are “vaccine-injured,” has been giving two of them MMS.
“When you have someone who tears up their arms and screams all the time and can’t speak and they’re trapped in their own body—that’s not normal, and that’s not something they were born with,” said Laurel.
Laurel says since she started giving her children the MMS treatment, things have gotten better.
“My children have had improved health,” she said. “If I was poisoning them with bleach, wouldn’t their health be getting worse instead of better?”
In an interview with FOX4KC, Laurel’s ex-husband Brad said he did not believe his children were vaccine-injured. When asked if he thought something in particular caused his children’s autism, he said, “genetics.”
Brad, who declined “standby guardianship” rights in 2008, says Laurel is basically poisoning their children.
“She’s giving Joshua and Jeremy bleach to try to cure their autism,” Brad said. “It is akin to child abuse in my opinion.”