Quack defends bleach enemas to 'cure' autism: If it's poison, where is the 'sea of dead children'? - 2015-05-19
The Food and Drug Administration says the treatment – which was devised by former Scientologist Jim Humble – is dangerous and potentially life-threatening.
Proponents say they can tell the substance is working if they become nauseated – but the FDA warns that's what happens when humans ingest industrial bleach.
The Environmental Protection Agency warns that chronic exposure to small doses of chlorine dioxide can result in reproductive and neurodevelopmental damage, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has set guidelines for using the chemical in workplaces.