A self-declared church is promoting a dangerous miracle cure that claims to heal 95 per cent of illnesses including HIV and autism by making people drink bleach.
To push the “effective alternative healing” the quasi-religious organisation called Genesis II Church of Health and Healing hosted an event in Leavenworth, Washington, on Saturday.
According to reports, people are made to drink bleach in this church saying that it can cure eradicate 95 per cent of health concerns.
The group asked for payments of between $450 and $800 per person (£346 to £615) for couples attending the event in exchange for a year’s membership to the organisation and packages of bleach, known as “sacraments”
The dangerous treatment referred to as MMS (Miracle Mineral Supplement or Solution) which contains chlorine dioxide, a powerful bleach used on textiles and to treat water.
That bleach has been banned in a number of countries including the US for human consumption. According to a Facebook page set up to invite people to the event, a self-appointed “bishop” named Mark Grenon lead the seminar on Saturday
For those unaware, In 2010 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a public warning about chlorine dioxide, which can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and severe dehydration.