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UPDATE: Sodium Chlorite Solution Not Authorized for Oral Consumption by Humans

Starting date:
May 18, 2012
Posting date:
May 18, 2012
Type of communication:
Information Update
Subcategory:
Drugs
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Poisoning Hazard, Unauthorized products, Non-medicinal Ingredient
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-110005667

Further to our previous communications, Health Canada is advising Canadians that a new MMS website has been identified selling MMS, also known as Miracle Mineral Solution or Miracle Mineral Supplement. 

When new websites or retailers are identified, Health Canada will continue to update our current list of MMS products. Canadians are advised to monitor this list of affected products for any possible updates.

Health Canada continues to remind Canadians that there are no therapeutic products containing sodium chlorite authorized for oral consumption by humans. MMS may cause serious health problems that include poisoning, kidney failure and harm to red blood cells that reduces the ability of the blood to carry oxygen. Additional health problems may also include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea.

Consumers should consult their health care practitioner if they have used or are using MMS products and report any adverse reaction to Health Canada.

Health Canada has notified distributors identified to date that the sale of sodium chlorite for human consumption is in contravention of the Food and Drugs Act. We have also requested that identified distributors remove product from the Canadian market. As such, this MMS website may or may not be operational.


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