Coronavirus: international alerts on the harmful effects of chlorine dioxide

An excessively harmful medicine for health has been advertised through social networks, it is Chlorine Dioxide or CDS, this product is sold as the miracle cure for Coronavirus, experts have warned that consuming this false medicine could cause fatal effects in the humans.

Chlorine dioxide is used as a bleach to decontaminate industrial surfaces, its components are similar to those of bleach, experts in medicine and chemistry around the world have warned about the dangerousness of the product, «It is a commercial disinfectant that in no case should ingest», Miguel Angel Sierra assured BBC Mundo, the professor at the Complutense University of Madrid, also added, «Of course its effectiveness against the virus is nil«.

The United States Food and Drug Administration, FDA, has warned about the terrible effects that ingesting the product could cause: respiratory failure, acute liver failure, abnormal and possibly fatal heart rhythms, also assured that some people reported losing their red blood cells due to chlorine dioxide, they also cause vomiting and diarrhea.

Some governments have been taking measures before the increase in cases of COVID-19 patients who consume the product. The Bolivian government announced yesterday that people who promote chlorine dioxide will be prosecuted by the Bolivian justice for attempting against people’s health, as announced by the country’s Ministry of Health. The sale of the product, which was called «the miracle mineral» solution, marketed by the church, which has been sued by a Florida court, was also suspended in the United States.


In Peru, Indecopi prohibited the commercialization of chlorine dioxide or CDS due to the harmful effects on the health of citizens, the Mediline SAC Laboratory has been denounced by the entity, for selling the product in San Juan de Miraflores, also the Commission of Consumer Protection N2 ordered Mercado Libre to remove the ads from people who have been marketing the dangerous product.

On the other hand, the Peruvian congress today had planned an invitation to Andreas Ludwig Kalcker, a pseudoscientist who promotes chlorine dioxide as the magic cure for Coronavirus and other diseases, the cancellation announcement was released today after the press will report on the meeting.