Integrative Medicine: FDA Warns about Use of High-Strength Hydrogen Peroxide Products

August 8, 2006

The FDA has issued a warning about use of high-strength hydrogen peroxide products, including 35 percent Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide. The letter states that consumption of hydrogen peroxide products for medicinal purposes can be harmful and fatal and it advises consumers to stop taking such products immediately.

The FDA also sent warning letters to two firms that sell 35 percent hydrogen peroxide products on Web sites under false claims of treating AIDS, cancers, emphysema, and other diseases.

Hydrogen peroxide is often consumed orally by cancer patients as a form of alternative therapy.

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