Health Canada

Health Canada

February 24, 2012 12:11 ET

Information Update/Additional Web Sites Selling MMS: Sodium Chlorite Solution Not Authorized for Oral Consumption by Humans

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2012) - Further to our previous communications (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2012/2012_21-eng.php), Health Canada is advising Canadians that two additional websites are selling "MMS", also known as Miracle Mineral Solution or Miracle Mineral Supplement. The web sites are www.miracle-mineral-supplement.com and www.mms1.ca.

When new websites or retailers are identified, Health Canada will continue to update our current list of MMS products (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2012/2012_21ch-eng.php). Canadians are advised to monitor this list of affected products for any possible updates.

Health Canada would also like 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 (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/report-declaration/ar-ei_form-eng.php).

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, the websites (www.miracle-mineral-supplement.com and www.mms1.ca) may or may not be operational.

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