Posts falsely claim rubbing hydrogen peroxide on your skin can treat cancer

Updated on 17/08/2022 at 08:18

A video viewed millions of times in posts on Facebook, TikTok and Telegram claims that rubbing hydrogen peroxide solution on your skin can treat cancer. The posts circulated online in various languages, from English to Malaysian and Croatian. Medical experts and cancer organisations say there is no evidence to support the claim and warn that rubbing hydrogen peroxide on one's skin can cause irritation, blisters or burns.