A father accused his wife of feeding their child bleach to help cure her autism.
The Indianapolis mother had read about the dangerous treatment in a Facebook group.
Police arrested the 28-year-old mother on Saturday after she allegedly put drops of hydrochloric acid and water-purifying solution in her young daughter’s drinks, reports Washington Post.
The potentially dangerous chemical combination, which becomes an industrial bleach, is marketed as Miracle Mineral Solution or Master Mineral Solution, which its advocates claim will cure a number of diseases, including autism, cancer, AIDS and hepatitis.
Police did not release the names of either parent, or the age of the child, who was removed from the home by Child Protective Services.
MMS is among many touted “cures” for autism sought by hopeful parents that are considered harmful and banned by the FDA.
Side effects, according to the FDA, include dehydration, kidney failure, and death.
Just last week researchers shared news of a simple two-minute test that may be able to detect autism in toddlers earlier than ever before.
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