A woman gave bleach to her child as part of a concoction that she hoped would cure her child of autism, according to reports.
A mother in Indiana is accused of giving her daughter a concoction that contained bleach after reading online that it could help cure autism. The mother, who was not named in media reports, told her husband that a Facebook group gave her the idea and that it was a miracle mineral solution, according to media reports.
The mother combined hydrochloric acid and a chlorine-based water purifying solution, and then she added it to her daughter’s drink. The girl’s father reported her to the police, prompting the Department of Child Services to remove the child from the home and begin investigating the mother.
This miracle mineral solution is a well-known myth that occasionally gets spread online. One Chicago woman, Kerri Rivera, claims to use a similar solution to “cure” children in Latin America. She claims her “master mineral solution,” or MMS, has cured more than 200 children.
However, medical experts say there is no known cure for autism.