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MOH warns on consuming chlorine dioxide (CLO2) as treatment for coronavirus

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KUWAIT CITY, Apr 26: The Assistant Undersecretary for Drug and Food Control Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al-Badr, explained that what is being circulated in social media about medical claims “Miracle Mineral Solution” of a product that is used for clothes can be consumed is incorrect and is not scientifically proven and that the product is not permitted by the Ministry of Health for consumption.

Al-Badr stated that after studying the product by specialists in the Department of Prevention of Infection and Sterilization on April 8 this year it turned out “Miracle Mineral Solution” containing chlorine dioxide CLO2 which is a liquid used for sterilization and disinfection of surfaces and devices according to specific technical requirements and that the allegations mentioned that the product protects from airborne viruses, bacteria, and fungi are not scientifically or medically proven with such a product or similar forms.

Several organizations and regulatory authorities warned against using and suspending this “Miracle Mineral Solution” which contains chlorine dioxide CLO2 such as the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, the Ministry of Health in the State of Qatar and the Sultanate of Oman and the Jordanian Food and Drug General Authority.

On April 8, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration of America warned against using these “Miracle Mineral Solution” consuming them and recorded several side effects of those who ingested them including respiratory failure, low blood pressure, liver failure, low blood cells, severe vomiting and severe diarrhea.

Al-Badr also confirmed that the product was not registered with any of the international international regulatory bodies that were mentioned in the circulation announcement in social media, and that there is no scientific evidence to prove the safety and effectiveness of the product.

Al-Badr also warned against using any medicinal product for prevention or treatment except after ensuring that it is registered and approved by the Ministry of Health.

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