Change.org petition:No bleach enemas to “cure” autism in children!

2 Jun

Emily Willingham and Jennifer Byde-Myers have started a petition on Change.org calling for a ban on the “MMS” therapy. This is the so-called therapy that involves making disabled children drink bleach or undergo bleach enemas. This was promoted at this year’s AutismOne convention.

You can read about it below:

Block peddling of bleach enemas as “cure” for autism in children

Greetings,

I just signed the following petition addressed to the US Food and Drug Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Federal Trade Commission.

Order cease and desist on selling, recommending, or administering Miracle Mineral Supplement, also known as MMS or sodium dichlorite solution (industrial strength bleach), as “curative” for children with autism when used orally, in baths, or in repeatedly administered enemas.

Here is what one autistic child underwent with this “treatment”–A parent writes: “He is nonverbal and fairly low-functioning, so I don’t get any feedback from him as to how he is feeling. Last week, I started him on 1 drop of MMS (bleach solution) then upped the dose to 1 drop, 2x a day this week. After about 4 days at 2 drops/day, he vomited once and had diarrhea all day. I am assuming it is the MMS. His gut tends to be very sensitive to anything I give him.”

A full account of the history of this product is available here: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/bleaching-away-what-ails-you. It recently was featured at an Autism One conference: http://www.autismone.org/

In her Autism One presentation (here: http://www.livestream.com/autismone/video?clipId=pla_a7e0b96e-deb1-4399-9131-d1f6d0a23157), MMS peddler Kerri Rivera references effects such as diarrhea and fever during application. There is no medical indication for this compound, either orally or as a bath or enema, and no indications for its use or efficacy in autism. Among the recommendations for application of this substance in unconsenting, autistic children is the so-called 72-2 protocol, involving application of this bleach compound every 2 hours for 72 hours “every possible weekend.” More information about that is on Rivera’s Website, http://www.autismo2.com/mms.html.

Given the effects that even the people selling it cite–fever, clear discomfort, vomiting, diarrhea–and the use of it in minor children who often are unable to verbalize their experience, we ask that the relevant authorities turn immediate attention to Kerri Rivera, organizers of the Autism One conference where she presented this information, and anyone who is selling or recommending this product for use in children with autism.

Thank you for your time.

[Your name]

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5 Responses to “Change.org petition:No bleach enemas to “cure” autism in children!”

  1. Charles York November 26, 2012 at 10:54 #

    This is a ridiculous petition & clearly you haven’t done any research on the subject or the nature of the MMS phenomenon.

    I will not sign.

    • lilady November 26, 2012 at 14:15 #

      Clearly, you haven’t done any research on the subject and “the nature of MMS”, Mr. York.

      I personally don’t care is you chose to dose yourself with an industrial bleach, but I care when defenseless autistic kids are subjected to oral and rectal doses of MMS…to rid them of imaginary parasites to effect *treatment/cures/recovery* from autism.

      Stated simply and succinctly it is child abuse.

  2. Lara Lohne November 26, 2012 at 20:14 #

    I only just now learned of this petition. It’s closed now, but I would have signed had I known sooner.

    For the record, Mr. York, your attitude is dangerous to all children and adults, everywhere who have autism, simply because you can’t bleach out autism. Stains in clothing, counter tops, whiten up your whites, sure, but not autism. We need to stop poisoning these children and accept them for who they are, and autism is part of who they are. Autism will be with them for the rest of their lives and if you refuse to accept that, you are dooming them to a world where they will feel rejected, not good enough and that kind of treatment, even of a NT child, is what will lead them to self destruction when they are older. That will be on your head, and the heads of all those who believe that autism can be ‘cured’. Autism doesn’t need to be cured, what needs to be cured is ignorance and prejudice.

  3. jellybelly123 March 22, 2013 at 10:10 #

    These type of therapies are not at all usable for kids with Autism.
    This is like playing with children’s health and i must say parents of a child with Autism must be aware of these type of news, and should only believe what the experts says.

    Thanks for this helpful info.

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