Current mood:amusedI've been involved in researching this dangerous chemical (dihydrogen monoxide - DHMO) and all the efforts to ban it. OMG, it's a truly horrific chemical and we MUST eliminate it from our world!! Here are some important facts you should know!! (from dhmo.org)
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|Research conducted by award-winning U.S. scientist Nathan Zohner concluded that roughly 86 percent of the population supports a ban on dihydrogen monoxide. Although his results are preliminary, Zohner believes people need to pay closer attention to the information presented to them regarding Dihydrogen Monoxide. He adds that if more people knew the truth about DHMO then studies like the one he conducted would not be necessary.|
What are some of the dangers associated with DHMO?Each year, Dihydrogen Monoxide is a known causative component in many thousands of deaths and is a major contributor to millions upon millions of dollars in damage to property and the environment. Some of the known perils of Dihydrogen Monoxide are:
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Yes, it's just water - pure & simple! Let's look at the information again....
"Research conducted by award-winning U.S. scientist Nathan Zohner concluded...."
Let's google Nathan Zohner and find out just who he is....
"In 1997, Nathan Zohner, a 14-year-old junior high student at Eagle Rock Junior High School in Idaho Falls, Idaho, gathered 43 votes to ban the chemical, out of 50 people surveyed among his classmates. Zohner received the first prize at Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair for analysis of the results of his survey. In recognition of his experiment, journalist James K. Glassman coined the term "Zohnerism" to refer to "the use of a true fact to lead a scientifically and mathematically ignorant public to a false conclusion."
"A similar study conducted by U.S. researchers Patrick K. McCluskey and Matthew Kulick..."
Since I love 'googling' lets check out these two...
"In 1989, Eric Lechner, Lars Norpchen and Matthew Kaufman circulated a Dihydrogen Monoxide contamination warning on the UC Santa Cruz Campus via photocopied fliers. The concept originated one afternoon when Matthew recalled a similar warning about "Hydrogen Hydroxide" that had been published in his mother's hometown paper, the Durand (Michigan) Express, and the three then worked to coin a term that "sounded more dangerous". Eric typed up the original warning flier on Matthew's computer, and a trip to the local photocopying center followed that night.."
What an amazing amount of research went into their flyers! Three of them worked to coin a term that sounded dangerous...
Now let's check out the real dangers point by point....
- Death due to accidental inhalation of DHMO, even in small quantities. You can drown by inhaling as little as one thimble full of water.
- Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage. Solid DHMO is also known as ice and severe tissue damage in this case is known as frostbite and can lead to amputation.
- Excessive ingestion produces a number of unpleasant though not typically life-threatening side-effects. Bloating, sweating, urge to urinate and withdrawal causes certain death!
- DHMO is a major component of acid rain. Or any other rain for that matter! The acid part of acid rain is caused by particles of pollution in the air.
- Gaseous DHMO can cause severe burns. Gaseous DHMO doesn't alway cause severe burns but as steam, it certainly can!
- Contributes to soil erosion. DUH!
- Leads to corrosion and oxidation of many metals. Let's refer to this as rust, k?
- Contamination of electrical systems often causes short-circuits. Common sense tells us to keep our electronics away from water.... don't ever use your hair dryer in the tub, right? Think Mel Gibson in "What a woman wants"
- Exposure decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes. Car manufacturers will recommend that you lightly pump your brakes to dry them out after driving through a puddle.
- Found in biopsies of pre-cancerous tumors and lesions. It only makes sense since human body is 55-78% water.
- Given to vicious dogs involved in recent deadly attacks. Even dogs held in confinement are given food and water.
- Often associated with killer cyclones in the U.S. Midwest and elsewhere, and in hurricanes including deadly storms in Florida, New Orleans and other areas of the southeastern U.S. PULEASE - everyone knows that wind and water are the major damaging factors in major storms.
- Thermal variations in DHMO are a suspected contributor to the El Nino weather effect. Ocean currents and their thermal variations are the causes of El Nino....
and while you are at it.... You have now taken notes on dihydrogen monoxide...