Tuesday 24 January 2017

We need laws to stop snake-oil salesmen preying on vulnerable

Published 14/04/2015 | 02:30

Salesman Jim Humble, who promotes a solution he claims can cure many ailments, including Aids, Ebola and autism. Photo: YouTube
Salesman Jim Humble, who promotes a solution he claims can cure many ailments, including Aids, Ebola and autism. Photo: YouTube

Desperate people seek desperate measures. It has always been thus and when it comes to trying to help their children, parents are willing to go to extreme lengths.

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The news that gardaí were interviewing a number of people who gave their autistic children a controversial bleach treatment believing it could 'cure' them was utterly shocking.

Surely to God, everyone knows that bleach is not to be ingested. Apparently, a man called Jim Humble has been persuading people around the world that a bleach solution is in fact the answer to many problems.

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