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The FDA & 'Warnings' About 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
May 19, 2009

The FDA & 'Warnings' About 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide (May 19, 2009)


From: Peter <>
Sent: May 19, 2009
To: Editor
Subject: Hydrogen Peroxide Article - FDA Disagrees Big Time

I read the article on the therapeutic use of hydrogen peroxide then checked the FDA site.

Wow! What a difference. They find absolutely NO medicinal use and point out some dangers not mentioned in your article.

Care to comment?



FDA Warns Consumers Against Drinking High-Strength Hydrogen Peroxide for Medicinal Use
Ingestion Can Lead to Serious Health Risks and Death

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to purchase or to use high-strength hydrogen peroxide products, including a product marketed as "35 Percent Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide," for medicinal purposes because they can cause serious harm or death when ingested. FDA recommends that consumers who are currently using high-strength hydrogen peroxide stop immediately and consult their health care provider.

FDA is working to stop companies selling high-strength hydrogen peroxide from making illegal medical claims about their products. These claims are illegal because these products do not have FDA approval and are therefore being sold illegally for medical indications without any proven clinical value. The products can instead cause significant harm. As part of these ongoing efforts, FDA today issued Warning Letters to two firms illegally selling "35 percent hydrogen peroxide" products on Web sites for the treatment of AIDS, cancers, emphysema, and other serious and life-threatening diseases. These Warning Letters are available on FDA's Web site, at

"This concentration is not approved by FDA for any purpose," said Dr. Steven Galson, Director of FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. "No one has presented any evidence that hydrogen peroxide taken internally has any medical value. In fact, consuming hydrogen peroxide in the manner touted by these websites could lead to tragic results."

FDA has never approved high-strength hydrogen peroxide to be taken internally and considers hydrogen peroxide at 35 percent strength dangerous, even if handled according to the manufacturer's directions. This high-strength hydrogen peroxide -- more than 10 times stronger than the solution used in over-the-counter drugs to disinfect minor cuts -- is highly corrosive. Ingesting hydrogen peroxide can cause gastrointestinal irritation or ulceration. Intravenous (IV) administration of hydrogen peroxide can cause inflammation of the blood vessel at the injection site, gas embolisms (bubbles in blood vessels), and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions.

FDA previously warned consumers, in an April 1989 press release, about the illegal promotion of industrial-strength hydrogen peroxide to treat AIDS and cancer, following at least one related death in Texas and several injuries requiring hospitalization.


Hello Peter,

I'm going to assume that you are a sincere reader who's writing to me without a hidden agenda or an ulterior motive. I'm a little suspicious that someone would come to this web site and read something about alternative therapies and then instantly jump over to a government web site to see what the FDA had to say about the same topic. Somehow, it doesn't seem to be a normal flow of events, but I'll respond to your question and take you as an honest broker, for the time being.

If you take the time to peruse the FDA's "recommendations" you will find that they are critical of, or advise against, just about every alternative medical therapy or product out there. Ozone is a "dangerous" and "toxic" gas, and of NO therapeutic value, according to them. Colloidal silver is equally devoid of therapeutic benefit and is a "heavy" metal which might turn you blue if you were so foolish as to consume it on a regular basis. Like ozone, they will claim that there are no "studies" to support its therapeutic application. Of course, they don't tell you that the "studies" they allude to are the "studies" which THEY approve of, written by those Establishment, orthodox medical groups or pharmaceutical medical "research" centers or government-funded schools who THEY approve of, and are published in "peer-reviewed" medical journals such as JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.

I recall when I wrote to the FDA for the first time in 1976 inquiring about Vitamin C. At the time, I was completely unaware of the FDA's role as Gatekeeper and guardian of pharmaceutical interests. I was equally unaware of the NWO and the corrupt slime who "serve" us in Washington DC.

I was very surprise to read the flyers and "bulletins" they had sent me warning of the numerous "dangers" involved in taking "high" doses of Vitamin C, and that I shouldn't exceed the RECOMMENED RDA MAXIMUM of 60 mg. daily. Take any more than that, and I might put myself "at risk"

I had already read Dr Linus Pauling's book on Vitamin C and I couldn't get over the negative attitude that the FDA had embraced against Vitamin C. I thought they were going to send reams of POSITIVE information about Vitamin C. That was my first tip off that's there's something not kosher about the FDA.

It would be a couple of decades more before I read the books that really opened my eyes to the reality of the FDA and those who work for that agency. To state it simply, they are shills for the pharmaceutical industry through and through and any denials of that role (which they will deny) is easily revealed by the Gestapo-like determination of the FDA to shut down every venue of alternative medicine and to completely control the health food supplement industry in this country. The FDA wants to able to tell you how much Vitamin C you can take without a doctor's prescription. That's right, they want to limit your access to supplemental Vitamin C to a MAXIMUM of 60 mg, and no more. The FDA, being proxies for the pharmaceutical giants, want to be sure that you can't obtain MEANINGFUL doses of Vitamin C or powerful herbs like Chaparral because these Nature-based supplements can WORK to ameliorate disease conditions, and we can't have any of THAT, now can we?

Ralph Moss, Alan Stang, Morris A. Bealle (, and countless others have written books which reveal the FDA for the Nazis they are, goose stepping to the profit interests of the pharmaceuticals, while masquerading as "protectors' of the public.

You might notice that the quotes you cite from the FDA web site talk about ingesting "high" doses of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide. Well, Duh... who's talking about drinking 35% hydrogen peroxide?

Let's review the first line of the FDA statement;

"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to purchase or to use high-strength hydrogen peroxide products, including a product marketed as "35 Percent Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide," for medicinal purposes because they can cause serious harm or death when ingested."

Is this statement true? Technically, yes, but it is an ACCURATE reflection of what's taking place? No.

If you were to touch 35% hydrogen peroxide with your fingers, your fingers would turn white within a minute or two and you would feel a LOT of pain because 35% peroxide is a very powerful OXIDIZING AGENT. If you were to dilute that 35% with 9 parts of water to one part of that 35%, you would now have 3.5 % peroxide which is ten times (1000%) LESS oxidizing than the 35% stuff and you would feel no pain at all when you touched it with your fingers.

None of the articles posted at my web site talk about ingesting 35% hydrogen peroxide. You would burn your mouth and esophagus instantly and be a very unhappy camper if you did that, yet THAT'S WHAT THE FDA's STATEMENT IS INFERING. Intentionally misleading?... You better believe it.

The people who do ingest hydrogen peroxide for therapeutic purposes aren't ingesting 35% hydrogen peroxide. Some of them may take one to 10 DROPS of 35% food grade peroxide and then add that to a glass of water. If I add 1 DROP of 35% to a glass of water, I no longer have 35% peroxide.

I'm only guessing at the numbers, but it might take 50 drops to equal 1 oz of water (maybe more). If I added my one drop of 35% peroxide to a 9 oz glass of water, I have just diluted that peroxide by a HUGE factor.

Eg. 50 drops (= 1 oz) x 9 oz glass of water = 450 drops of water

If I added one drop of 35% peroxide to NINE DROPS of water, I would now have 3.5% peroxide.

If I added one drop of 35% peroxide to 90 drops of water, I would then have 0.35% peroxide

If I added one drop of 35% peroxide to 900 drops of water, I would have 0.035% peroxide

Since our example is talking about 450 drops of water, it's half of 900 drops, so our dilution is double 0.035 % which equals 0.070% peroxide.

So someone taking one drop of 35% food grade peroxide in a 9 oz glass of water is actually ingesting 0.07% hydrogen peroxide and NOT "high strength" and "dangerous" 35% peroxide.

You see the Game? The FDA makes statements that may be technically true but are misleading in their implications. They depend on a gullible, naive, and UNKNOWLEDGABLE pubic to swallow their "warnings" whole hog and to scare them away from trying alternative therapies or products--which is exactly what their overlords in the pharmaceutical industry WANT them to do.

You notice too, that the FDA statement talks about warning letters sent to two firms who offer 35% food grade peroxide and make "illegal" medical claims. I haven't gone to the links shown to read their warning letters yet, so I don't know who they are talking about, but the outfit that I obtain 35% food grade peroxide makes no medical claims of any sort. However, if the firms they refer to talk about the therapeutic effects of using hydrogen peroxide in fighting cancer or AIDS, I don't know what can be classified as "illegal" about that.

It's true that the FDA, with the generous underwriting and support from their pals in the pharmaceuticals, and their bought-off legislators in congress have passed laws that forbids the use of the word "cure" by any other entity other than orthodox medicine and their sanctified brotherhood of licensed allopathic physicians. And yes, the FDA does prosecute people who use the testimonials of people who have benefited from alternative therapies as "unfounded, medical claims", but I'm not sure that the cited firms are even subject to FDA regulations. I'll have to read more to find out what they are talking about.

In any event, the FDA would LOVE to control everything under the sun that you could possibly put into your mouth or onto your body. Fascists, especially Nazi-orientated (and sponsored) fascists, LOVE to control people. It's what they do best.

It's my job to remind people that they are the sovereign owners of their own bodies and not the government. And that people have the RIGHT to employ those therapies and health products which THEY believe are most beneficial and helpful to them and not cow tow to the dictates of an out-of-control Gestapo-like tyrannical operation known as the FDA.

Thusly, I have commented.

Regards, Ken Adachi

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