In Dallas, supporters of the cult are now said to be drinking toxic chemicals from a communal punch bowl.
The family of a woman who aligns herself with QAnon told the Dallas Observer that she has been serving a mixture that contains chlorine dioxide before distrIbuting it among the group. Chlorine dioxide is mainly used as bleach.
Despite relentless conspiracy theorists, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration notes that chlorine dioxide has “not been shown to be safe and effective for any use, including COVID-19, but these products continue to be sold as a remedy for treating autism, cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and flu, among other conditions, despite their harmful effects.”
Additionally, ingestion can lead to detrimental effects such as respiratory failure, abnormal heart rhythms, life-threateningly low blood pressure, acute liver failure, and the rapid destruction of red blood cells.