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Scientology 'detox for' Agent Orange victims

2012-09-06 16:56


Hanoi - Alleged victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam are set to receive a "detoxification" treatment developed by the Church of Scientology.

The "Hubbard Method" involves saunas and vitamins and was named after Scientology's founder, L Ron Hubbard.
A hospital official and state-controlled media said 24 people were at a Hanoi hospital waiting for the programme. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

American troops sprayed Agent Orange as a defoliant during the Vietnam War. Dioxins in it have since been linked to birth defects.

US Embassy spokesperson Christopher Hodges said Washington was not funding the programme and said "we are not aware of any safe, effective detoxification treatment for people with dioxin in body tissues".

Comments
  • robin.stobbs.9 - 2012-09-06 17:47

    Scientology is simply a crackpot cult lacking any scientific credibility (though the name might suggest this).

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-06 19:30

      It is also, one of the most dangerous organisations in the world, rtesposible for destroying tens of thousands of families. And than there is the obvious corruption, and major sexual abuse!! Not for nothing, they are banned in a number of countries !!

      guy.brown.9277 - 2012-09-07 12:29

      The same could be said for most religions...

  • Tafae - 2012-09-06 17:49

    Anyone who follows this cult of seriously of his rocker. Hubbard was in the closet its known, believed in aliens and sh*t/

      zaatheist - 2012-09-06 19:50

      Anyone who believe in any religion is seriously off his rocker. Scientology is the same snake oil that has been peddled for more than 2000 years. The just changed the label and increased the selling price.

  • lodewyk.fred - 2012-09-06 18:09

    What would that clown now about detox? I mean he believed in aliens.

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