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In Florida, father and sons sold toxic bleach as a cure for coronavirus

A man from Florida and his three sons are accused of selling a toxic whitening chemical mixture as a wonderful cure for coronavirus and other diseases. Writes about it Fox News.

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61-year-old Mark Grenon and his sons (34-year-old Jonathan, 29-year-old Jordan and 32-year-old Joseph) are said to have been selling Miraculous Solution (MMS) through the Genesis II Health and Healing Church network, according to the complaint. A federal judge in Miami ordered the church to stop selling the substance in April, but authorities said it was ignored.

“The MMS product is not only toxic — its distribution and use can prevent patients from getting the legal medical care they need,” said Ariana Fahardo Orshan, a US attorney in the Southern District of Florida. - The US District Court has already ordered defendants to stop distributing this product; we won’t be idle, as people deliberately violate court orders and endanger the public. ”

According to the statement, the Grenon family recommended their customers take MMS orally, resulting in it turning into chlorine dioxide, a powerful whitening reagent commonly used for "industrial water treatment or bleaching textiles, pulp and paper."

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the effect of using MMS is the same as drinking bleach, and can cause severe vomiting, diarrhea, life-threatening low blood pressure. Federal officials said some people who used MSS were hospitalized, got life-threatening illnesses, or died.

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Before MMS was sold as a cure for COVID-19, the Grenons represented it as a cure for autism, cancer and HIV / AIDS, the complaint said.

“Claims that unproven drugs, especially potentially dangerous and unapproved chlorine dioxide products, can cure or prevent COVID-19 or any other disease are unacceptable,” said Catherine Hermsen, assistant commissioner of the FDA's Office of Criminal Investigation. “The Church of Health and Healing has actively and knowingly put consumers at risk through fraud.”

The complaint says the Grenons initially agreed to comply with U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams's order to stop the sale, but later changed their minds and rude the letters to the judge.

“We will not participate in any of your unconstitutional orders, subpoenas, etc.,” says one letter from Mark Grenon. “Again and again, I wrote to you that you have no power over our Church.”

The Grenons are accused of conspiracy to deceive, conspiracy to violate the Federal Law on Food, Drugs, Cosmetics, and Criminal Contempt of Court.

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