Re: MMS2 generates chlorine (edited)
You all err arguing the calcium chlorite on its own. The swimming pool chemical has much more to it than the calcium chlorite. Do yourself a favor and look it up, wikipedia will do just fine on the "stabilizer" used in the mixture and its chemistry.
The terms you should find are cyanuric acid, phenols and cyanites. Interestingly, cyanyde is indirectly implicated in Laetrile effect against cancer and the question is, if cyanite(s) may do a similar service. As for phenols, they are noted here and there for anticancer activity as well.
I suspect that Jim Humble has done good homework on the "stabilizer" chemistry before he bothered to try it. It is no accident that he went with swimming pool mixture, rather than a straight calcium hypochlorite.
Any argument pointing out the dangers of chlorine gas and HCL, which is the muriatic acid, misleads the public in a way. Yes, chlorine is very dangerous if breathed in, and gas as well as the acid are also dangerous in skin contact [still subject to concentration]. On the other hand, the stomach spews HCL onto foodstuffs we swallow and our bodies are pretty much dependent on HCL in the upper digestive tract for our dear life. The HCL in the stomach bears the reason that the stomach juices turn whatever they can into chlorides to start with. Eat calcium citrate, carbonate, which ever, and stomach will do its best to convert it into chloride.
It stands to reason that the same stomach juices also contain the hypochlorous acid, albeit in lesser concentration than HCL.
Then, concerning Jim Humble's Miracle-Mineral-Supplement
2, when used internally, the calcium hypochlorite is hardly anything the stomach does not know and the rest of the digestive system is not familiar with [qualitatively speaking]. The change is in the concentration, i.e. quantity.
When it comes to water chlorination, studies on its effects miss the fact that chlorine dissolved in water poses absolutely no problem to the digestive system and the rest of our bodies as long as it is drunk and as long as the source water is pure, or contains only such minerals, that their chlorination does not create other minerals harmfull to us.
The problem arises when the chlorine in the treated water picks up assorted elements from the yet untreated supplied water and from the process equipment and piping. Here we come into the domain of chlorides, bromine, chromium, you name it, which would normally be avoided in the diet.
I would like to see a study on chlorinated drinking water which has taken into consideration the problem of chlorides originating in water unsuitable for chlorination [and drinking to start with] because of the wrong mineral content as well as the process equipment including the piping, as well as the water supply dynamics, as the chlorides eat into the equipment much more when at standstill than when moving along.
Of course the results of studies are inconsistent. They are done by specialists ignorant of the larger picture and studying only a portion of a complex problem.
With kind regards, Slavek.