April 26, 2021 — A household in Florida has been accused of promoting tens of 1000’s of bottles of bleach as a “miracle remedy” 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 accordance with federal court documents filed Friday.
They marketed the bottles as “Miracle Mineral Resolution,” or MMS, which contained a sodium chlorite answer that they really useful mixing with an acidic activator to change into chlorine dioxide, or bleach. In 2019, the FDA issued a warning to not drink Miracle Mineral Resolution or related sodium chlorite merchandise, which may be lethal and are usually used for industrial water therapy.
“Consuming any of those chlorine dioxide merchandise could cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and signs of extreme dehydration,” the FDA wrote. “Some product labels declare that vomiting and diarrhea are frequent 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 bought it below the guise of a church referred to as Genesis II Church of Well being and Therapeutic, which they created in 2010 to keep away from authorities regulation, in accordance with the court docket paperwork. The answer was marketed as a remedy for cancer, autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes, malaria, hepatitis, herpes, HIV and AIDS, and different issues and illnesses.
After they started advertising the answer as a COVID-19 remedy in March 2020, the household had a soar in income from $32,000 per thirty days to $123,000 per thirty days, in accordance with the court docket paperwork. They’ve bought greater than 28,000 bottles, which earned them greater than $1 million.
In April 2020, the U.S. filed a civil case towards the household to halt them from distributing the answer, in accordance 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 “decide up weapons” and instigate “a Waco,” court docket paperwork say