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South Americans used Facebook groups to share images and stories of using toxic bleach to treat COVID-19 and cancer after misinformation swept the continent

A controversial group is spreading misinformation about the bleach chlorine dioxide. Using Facebook, advocates claimed it can fight COVID-19 and also cancer. The movement has found fertile ground in Latin America, despite efforts to stop it. After being contacted by Insider, Facebook said it would remove the groups. Visit the […]
South Americans used Facebook groups to share images and stories of using toxic bleach to treat COVID-19 and cancer after misinformation swept the continent
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An alternative health advocate who popularised drinking bleach as a COVID-19 cure in South America is under investigation after 2 deaths

Prosecutors in Argentina are investigating Andreas Kalcker, who popularised the bleach Chlorine Dioxide as a COVID-19 treatment. A boy, 5, and man, 50, died last year in Argentina after taking the substance. Chlorine dioxide has soared in popularity in South America, despite prominent warnings. Visit the Business section of Insider […]
An alternative health advocate who popularised drinking bleach as a COVID-19 cure in South America is under investigation after 2 deaths
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How an entire nation embraced toxic bleach as a COVID-19 miracle cure after a tide of misinformation that authorities couldn’t counter

In Bolivia, lawmakers are pushing through a bill legalizing a form of toxic bleach, chlorine dioxide, as a COVID-19 treatment despite opposition from the country’s health ministry. The substance is called Miracle Mineral Solution by a network of alternative-medicine advocates. Scientists and doctors say it has no medical value and […]
How an entire nation embraced toxic bleach as a COVID-19 miracle cure after a tide of misinformation that authorities couldn’t counter
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Bolivia’s lawmakers have approved ‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ — a toxic bleach — as a treatment for COVID-19. Only the president can stop it becoming law

Bolivia’s lower house of parliament has passed a bill legalizing chlorine dioxide – a toxic bleach – as a COVID-19 treatment. It comes after the Bolivian Senate, its upper house, approved the bill in mid-July. Bolivia’s own health ministry has warned that the substance is dangerous, but both votes still […]
Bolivia’s lawmakers have approved ‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ — a toxic bleach — as a treatment for COVID-19. Only the president can stop it becoming law