The Australian chapter of a US church selling and promoting bleach as a cure for COVID-19 has been issued infringement notices totalling $151,200.
Genesis II Church of Health and Healing claimed chlorine dioxide could cure coronavirus
The Genesis II Church of Health and Healing has been claiming chlorine dioxide is a “miracle cure”.
For years it has sold the industrial bleach as Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), stating it can cure things like autism, acne, cancer, diabetes and now COVID-19.
MMS is not approved for human consumption in Australia but it is being sold as “water purification drops” on the website of the Australian chapter of the church, MMS Australia.
Following an investigation, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on Wednesday announced it had issued 12 infringement notices totalling $151,200 to MMS Australia for alleged unlawful advertising of Miracle Mineral Solution and other medicines.
A TGA spokesperson said they are concerned about the harmful effects that could be caused by the ingestion of MMS.
It has posted an updated safety advisory to warn the public about claims made online about MMS.