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Have you ever wanted to rub shoulders with Tom Cruise and learn about Scientology's detox treatment for 9/11 workers? Then you'll be excited to learn that the superstar will be in town for an April 19 fund-raiser. The Post reports that while the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project hasn't been approved by the NYPD or FDNY, some swear by it. However, even those involved with the fund-raiser are conflicted.

The Post spoke to Sergeants Benevolent Association president Ed Mullins, who is a co-chair of the fund-raiser (also on board: the president of the Uniformed EMTs and Paramedics union and City Councilman Hiram Monseratte):

Mullins said he signed up out of a sense of desperation.

"I'll do anything to help my members," he said. "I've got to try to do something because no one else is doing it."

Mullins said he heard about the detox procedure from a member of his union and was impressed when he visited the clinic at 139 Fulton St. a couple of months ago.

He said he spoke to four or five firefighters and one cop suffering ailments that included breathing problems, sleepless nights and skin rashes.

"What came out of it, they were feeling much better and not utilizing their medications as much as before," Mullins said.

Here are details on the "Hubbard detoxification program" ("Daily doses of immediate-release niacin; Moderate aerobic exercise; Intermittent sauna to force sweating; Ingestion of cold-pressed oils; Vitamin and mineral supplementation.").

Photograph the Church of Scientology's NYC headquarters by Ozzdo on Flickr; photograph of Tom Cruise in Harlem during his MI:3 publicity tour by Joe Schumacher on Flickr