MUMS are forcing their autistic kids to drink bleach after reading fake news about a “miracle mix” cure on Facebook.
The super-strength substance is being peddled online as a cure for the condition by evil quacks targeting desperate families.
And a dad in Indianapolis, Indiana, has now reportedly accused his wife of feeding their child bleach to treat the developmental disability.
The woman was allegedly seen putting drops of hydrochloric acid and water purifying solution (which contains chlorine) into the child’s drink, Fox 59 reports.
The man claims his wife told him she read about the mixture online in a Facebook group, according to a police report cited by the website.
The mum reportedly identified the mixture as "Miracle Mineral Solution”.
Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) is a mix of sodium chloride and citric acid powder which the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned can cause vomiting and diarrhoea – as well as damage to the gut.
And experts and campaigners are warning that the solution could kill – comparing the use of MMS to playing “Russian roulette.”
The liquid is promoted by the likes of ex-drug addict and vlogger Danny Glass and US-based Genesis II Church.
YouTube clips promoting MMS claim it can cure a variety of illnesses and disorders such as AIDS, diabetes and even vertigo.
Speaking with the Sunday People, expert Dr Jeff Foster said: “Autism is a neuro-developmental disease which is not -amenable to any form of tablet treatment. It’s developed in the womb or in the early stages of life.
“You just can’t reverse it and anyone claiming that does not understand the condition.
“When you have very extreme measures like this to ‘cure’ a disease it’s just a roulette game. Eventually someone will die. It’s only a matter of time.”
The Sunday People came across a Facebook group used by mothers who have given their autistic children MMS.
One woman wrote that her son "cried really hard" when he was given his first enemas with the dangerous solution before saying: “Some mean people said it’s bleach and harmful for kids. But it’s helped so many!”
The news outlet also came across a Manchester-based website which sold MMS as a “water purification and citric activator” for around £30.
Last August, The Sun Online reported that a mum was being investigated by cops after allegedly using the potentially fatal bleach enema on her young son to "cure" his autism.
The woman, from Cheshire, was reported to police after appearing to give away the method for the dangerous procedure on a secret Facebook group.
The group, which costs £60 for membership, has been set up by parents who believe autism is caused by "parasites".
Parents post images of the parasites leaving their children after the risky treatment has been administered.
Autism campaigner Emma Dalmayne infiltrated the group and discovered the mum from Cheshire appearing to confess to using CD on her young son.
Posts from the mum appear to show her admitting to administering "25 drops a day" to her son – but becoming worried when he "seemed weak" and wouldn't get out of bed.
Emma, an autistic mum-of-six, is now calling on the government to ban the treatments and has launched at petition calling for the "cures" to be made illegal, which has more than 54,000 signatures.
She said: "No parents will admit to doing this to their children publicly. These parents are so ashamed of doing it in the first place.
"The biggest problem is that the government don't do anything about this. This is not illegal yet. It is not illegal to use CD on your children and it needs to be."
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