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Mad Scientist
05-21-2012, 05:40 PM
Should This Product Be Banned?

After reading the following article, you decide if Dihydrogen Monoxide should be banned...


Dihydrogen monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted thousands of people every year.
What are the dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide?

Most of these deaths are caused by accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide do not end there. Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue damage. Symptoms of DHMO ingestion can include excessive sweating and urination, and possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body electrolyte imbalance. For those who have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death.
Dihydrogen Monoxide Facts

Dihydrogen monoxide:
• is also known as hydric acid, and is the major component of acid rain.
• contributes to the Greenhouse Effect.
• may cause severe burns.
• contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
• accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
• may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes.
• has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.
• Research has shown that significant levels of DHMO were found in the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 which killed 230,000 in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and elsewhere, making it the deadliest tsunami in recorded history.
• It is widely believed that the levee failures, flooding and the widespread destruction resulting from Hurricane Katrina along the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005 were caused or exacerbated by excessive DHMO levels found in the Gulf of Mexico, along with other contributing factors.

Dihydrogen Monoxide Alerts

Contamination is reaching epidemic proportions!

Quantities of dihydrogen monoxide have been found in almost every stream, lake, and reservoir in America today. But the pollution is global, and the contaminant has even been found in Antarctic ice. In the midwest alone DHMO has caused millions of dollars of property damage. Dihydrogen Monoxide Uses

Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used:
• as an industrial solvent and coolant.
• in nuclear power plants.
• in the production of styrofoam.
• as a fire retardant.
• in many forms of cruel animal research.
• in the distribution of pesticides. Even after washing, produce remains contaminated by this chemical.
• as an additive in certain junk-foods and other food products.
Stop the horror - Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide

Companies dump waste DHMO into rivers and the ocean, and nothing can be done to stop them because this practice is still legal. The impact on wildlife is extreme, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer!

The American government has refused to ban the production, distribution, or use of this damaging chemical due to its importance to the economic health of this nation. In fact, the navy and other military organizations are conducting experiments with DHMO, and designing multi-billion dollar devices to control and utilize it during warfare situations. Hundreds of military research facilities receive tons of it through a highly sophisticated underground distribution network. Many store large quantities for later use.


05-21-2012, 05:45 PM
it is quite safe when mixed with sufficient c2h5oh

Weston Bye
05-21-2012, 05:51 PM
Add Birthdays to the list of hazardous substances/practices. Too many of them are bad for your health.

05-21-2012, 05:58 PM
We need to bring back DDT.
Stupid bedbugs

05-21-2012, 06:01 PM
Let's do everyone a favor and ban the EPA.

05-21-2012, 06:04 PM
haha...makes me rather thirsty just thinking about it.

Dr Stan
05-21-2012, 06:30 PM
Check out the report on Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/science/dhmo.asp

BTW, WC Fields said he would not drink it because fish f**ked in it. :D

05-21-2012, 06:30 PM
Nomination for President of the Society - W. C. Fields.

05-21-2012, 06:32 PM
No cleanup cost would be to high, the stuff is in damn near everything. :D

05-21-2012, 07:10 PM
seems to me this has been brought up before...

05-21-2012, 07:41 PM
After reading the following article, you decide if Dihydrogen Monoxide should be banned...

Are you just getting on the Internet for the first time? :D

Mad Scientist
05-21-2012, 08:02 PM
Are you just getting on the Internet for the first time? :D
I suspect that this has been around for awhile, but it’s still good for a laugh as every thing there is true.

Of course the moral here is whenever some so called environmentalist claims he is going to save the world you need to analyze carefully what he is saying so that you don’t wind up in effect trying to ban dihydrogen monoxide.

05-21-2012, 10:23 PM
In my opinion, hydrogen hydroxide is just as dangerous .

J Tiers
05-21-2012, 11:33 PM
Hey, let it go... might be hazardous, but after all, you ARE talking about folks who are so addicted to risk-taking and extreme behavior that they actually DRINK hot molten ice!

05-22-2012, 03:12 AM
Should This Product Be Banned?

After reading the following article, you decide if Dihydrogen Monoxide should be banned...


05-22-2012, 03:58 AM
It is also very corrosive to untreated steel .

05-22-2012, 04:18 AM
Will getting rid of it get rid of abrasive or corrosive people?

J Tiers
05-22-2012, 09:23 AM
Will getting rid of it get rid of abrasive or corrosive people?

Yep...... you and I wouldn't last long without it....... :D

05-22-2012, 09:48 AM
I suspect so JT.

But I am reliably informed that while I am alive the power of prayer is highly suspect.

05-22-2012, 10:00 AM
OK, so maybe it needs to be banned, but water wegonna dew aboudit???

05-22-2012, 11:48 AM
Here is a good one I read the other day. Warning....... do not handle thermal recipts....... causes endocrine disruption.

Almost all stores have thermal recipts, you rarely see a printed one any more.


mike os
05-22-2012, 02:41 PM
well banning it outright may be going too far, but is certainly should not be allowed to occur in municipal & amenity areas, given the known dangers

05-22-2012, 06:05 PM
OK, so maybe it needs to be banned, but water wegonna dew aboudit???

Support the ban-dhmo movement by purchasing some of the many
fine products at their store: http://www.dhmo.org/store.html



05-25-2012, 04:25 PM
Nah, don't ban it just put a warning label for California cancer on it.

Paul Alciatore
05-25-2012, 09:00 PM
You think that's bad? I can name another factor that has a 100% coorelation to every death that has ever occurred or will ever occur. This factor is the single factor most responsible for death and on top of that it is present in every case of disease.

Stamp out LIFE and there will be no more death or disease.

Ain't statistics fun!

05-25-2012, 09:17 PM
Lots of fun here:


05-25-2012, 09:19 PM
I was put in a very unsafe situation the other day by dihydrogen oxide. It came down from the sky in a dangerous area of the highway near here. I ran right into it, and it got all over my windshield.

By the way, we've probably all questioned our very existence, but it boils down to chemistry. Lithium iron. LIFE. Then we wonder about getting old. That boils down to rusting. Mix dihydrogen oxide with iron and what do you get? Rust! Lithium just speeds the whole thing up.

05-25-2012, 09:52 PM
The number one cause of death is still life.

05-25-2012, 10:47 PM
Should a piss poor well worn joke like this be allowed to go 28 posts?

05-25-2012, 11:19 PM
I'll make it 29. Do I hear 30?

05-26-2012, 01:08 AM
We got nuttin better to do on a Friday night? Maybe we could diffuse this problem with di-hydrogen oxide by using a formula which includes carbon di-hydride hexoxide.