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ddawg16 12-11-2012 02:21 PM

Dihydrogen Monoxice Dangers
 
Warning to all....it's in our water supply....

http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html

Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, or simply Hydric acid. Its basis is the highly reactive hydroxyl radical, a species shown to mutate DNA, denature proteins, disrupt cell membranes, and chemically alter critical neurotransmitters. The atomic components of DHMO are found in a number of caustic, explosive and poisonous compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerine and Ethyl Alcohol.[/quote]


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: http://www.dhmo.org/images/poisonbottle.gif
  • Death due to accidental inhalation of DHMO, even in small quantities.
  • Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage.
  • Excessive ingestion produces a number of unpleasant though not typically life-threatening side-effects.
  • DHMO is a major component of acid rain.
  • Gaseous DHMO can cause severe burns.
  • Contributes to soil erosion.
  • Leads to corrosion and oxidation of many metals.
  • Contamination of electrical systems often causes short-circuits.
  • Exposure decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes.
  • Found in biopsies of pre-cancerous tumors and lesions.
  • Given to vicious dogs involved in recent deadly attacks.
  • 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.
  • Thermal variations in DHMO are a suspected contributor to the El Nino weather effect.
You can verify the accuracy of the above information on Snoops...

http://www.snopes.com/science/dhmo.asp

nanuk 12-11-2012 04:36 PM

Your info is correct.

ddawg16 12-11-2012 04:45 PM

If Snoops says it is......it must be.....

nanuk 12-11-2012 05:24 PM

Scary, though...

oh'mike 12-11-2012 05:53 PM

A school district in California banned Dihydromonoxide after a board member sited the dangers and the number of children who died each year because of lung exposure---

VChucks 06-26-2014 05:48 PM

It killed my pet Jackalope! Dead!

beenthere 06-26-2014 07:11 PM

Its also the main ingredient in the refrigerant, R718

Maintenance 6 06-27-2014 08:12 AM

Main ingredient in beer too, so I'm gonna risk it this afternoon. Wish me luck! :thumbup:

On second thought, maybe I could call it a scientific evaluation. I'll test to see what the exposure limits and health effects are. I'll report back to you guys what I learn...... then you'll know how to protect yourselves. It's a risk and sacrifice I'm willing to make for the betterment of all DIY members.

fireguy 06-27-2014 09:57 AM

Unlike that deadly chem, beer is best dark and foamy.

TheBobmanNH 06-27-2014 10:30 AM

I alwyas think of this classic when someone describes some food ingredient as "a main ingredient in industrial cleansers" or something. Um, industrial cleansers have water in them too.

yuri 06-27-2014 05:36 PM

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Sounds like the Commies are at it again.

No wait. It was that dreaded Fluoride that guy was ranting about they put in our water.:nuke::tooth:

Dr.Strangelove for those who have not seen the movie.

Windows on Wash 07-07-2014 12:03 PM

You ruined my week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpTXW8IsDBM

Maintenance 6 07-07-2014 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 1373016)


That's Rueeened! Your weekend is rueeened!


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