- is colorless, odoress, and tasteless;
- is called "hydroxyl acid", the substance 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;
- is known to be responsible for thousands of deaths every year, mostly by accidental inhalation;
- can cause severe tissue damage with prolonged exposure to its solid form.
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.
Catastrophe is being ignored
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. DHMO has caused millions of dollars of property damage in the midwest, as well as California.
Companies continue to dump waste DHMO into rivers and the ocean, and nothing can be done to stop them because this practice is still legal in America. The impact on wildlife is extreme, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer!
The American government is fully aware of this issue, yet 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.
Are you concerned? Should DHMO be banned?