April 26, 2021 — A household in Florida has been accused of promoting tens of hundreds of bottles of bleach as a “miracle treatment” for the coronavirus and different illnesses.
Mark Grenon, 62, and his sons — Jonathan, 34, Jordan, 26, and Joseph, 32 — had been accused of fraud and violating civil court docket orders to cease promoting the bottles, in keeping with federal court docket paperwork filed Friday.
They marketed the bottles as “Miracle Mineral Resolution,” or MMS, which contained a sodium chlorite resolution that they beneficial mixing with an acidic activator to turn into chlorine dioxide, or bleach. In 2019, the FDA issued a warning to not drink Miracle Mineral Resolution or related sodium chlorite merchandise, which might be lethal and are sometimes used for industrial water therapy.
“Ingesting any of those chlorine dioxide merchandise may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and signs of extreme dehydration,” the FDA wrote. “Some product labels declare that vomiting and diarrhea are widespread after ingesting the product. They even preserve that such reactions are proof that the product is working. That declare is fake.”
The household created the answer in a yard shed in Bradenton and offered it beneath the guise of a church known as Genesis II Church of Well being and Therapeutic, which they created in 2010 to keep away from authorities regulation, in keeping with the court docket paperwork. The answer was marketed as a treatment for most cancers, autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes, malaria, hepatitis, herpes, HIV and AIDS, and different problems and illnesses.
After they started advertising and marketing the answer as a COVID-19 treatment in March 2020, the household had a bounce in income from $32,000 per thirty days to $123,000 per thirty days, in keeping with the court docket paperwork. They’ve offered greater than 28,000 bottles, which earned them greater than $1 million.
In April 2020, the U.S. filed a civil case in opposition to the household to halt them from distributing the answer, in keeping with court docket paperwork. However the defendants continued to distribute the bottles and threatened that if the federal government enforced the court docket orders and halted the distribution, they’d “choose up weapons” and instigate “a Waco,” court docket paperwork say