Disabled mum seeks ban on dangerous ‘snake-oil cures’ for autism | DisabledGo News and Blog


An autistic mum has secured more than 50,000 signatures in just two weeks for a petition calling on the government to ban the sale of dangerous chemicals that are being sold as “cures” for autism. Emma Dalmayne says she has discovered dozens of “snake-oil salesmen” selling products which claim to cure autism, many of which can cause serious harm. She has already reported four people to the police in the UK, including a mother who described online how she had been using the bleach-like product chlorine dioxide (CD) to “treat” her autistic child. The Metropolitan police have been “conducting welfare checks” on the child, following a complaint made by Dalmayne about a woman in north London last week. She has also contacted social services about the family. A police spokeswoman said yesterday (Wednesday): “Following an allegation of child cruelty, the Met’s sexual offences, exploitation and child abuse command are currently making enquiries. “Officers are in contact with the complainant and

Source: Disabled mum seeks ban on dangerous ‘snake-oil cures’ for autism | DisabledGo News and Blog

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