Jim Humble, a former gold prospector from Nevada, is the founder and archbishop of Genesis II Church of Health and Healing. He claims to have come to earth from another galaxy and has discovered MMS, a “Miracle Mineral Supplement” that he believes can cure autism among other things — including cancer, hepatitis, and earaches. He says in the video below “MMS has saved thousands of lives.” But Dr. Paul Wang, senior vice president of Autism Speaks, says MMS is poison. “This is a high-strength industrial bleach.” MMS is a mixture of sodium chlorite (an industrial chemical used as a pesticide) and water. Ben Mizer of the U.S. Department of Justice. “You wouldn’t drink Clorox, so there is no reason you should drink MMS.”
The man who sold $9.99 bottles of MMS online, Louis Daniel Smith of Spokane, Washington, was found guilty of five federal felony counts including “introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce with intent to defraud or mislead” and was sentenced to 51 months in prison in October 2015. Smith’s wife, Karis DeLong, also pleaded guilty to the above charge. ABC 20/20 will air its investigative report on MMS and Jim Humble’s promotion of MMS on Friday, October 28 at 10pm on ABC.