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Old 08-04-06, 10:57 AM   #1
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Alert - Dihydrogen Monoxide

DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE is frequently sold in stores (without the proper warnings) under different brand names, specifically targeted at bicyclists. Many times it is a hidden ingredient, not included on the ingredients label. The FDA has been asked to investigate the reasons why products are so often labeled incorrectly.

This chemical compound is fraught with danger, as explained on this web site. PLEASE TAKE PRECAUTIONS IF YOU CHOOSE TO TAKE THIS CHEMICAL FOR INTERNAL USE. Improper usage can KILL you.

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Old 08-04-06, 12:35 PM   #2
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Not taking a stand either way, but just to post information:

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

I never heard of the stuff before this. What products is it used in?

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Old 08-04-06, 12:36 PM   #3
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Nevermind.... I get it!

Good one, Dnvr!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax
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Old 08-04-06, 12:55 PM   #4
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C'mon Dnvr. Playing on the exacerbated fears of 50Plussers who are already worried enough about hair growing out of their ears, noses, etc., eroding memories, failing posture, shrinking appendages and buffed up prostates, squirrels on the road, etc. etc............and now a new scare!

At least it was a distraction. Meantime, I've got to get in my recommended 2 liters of dihydrogen monoxide--- followed by a FloMax chaser.
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Old 08-04-06, 01:00 PM   #5
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Neat,

A while back a high school kid did a science project on this, over 10,000 people signed his request to have it eliminated. Got em all!
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Old 08-04-06, 01:14 PM   #6
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At least it was a distraction. Meantime, I've got to get in my recommended 2 liters of dihydrogen monoxide--- followed by a FloMax chaser.

Be carefull- I have heard that some of the effects of dihydrogen monoxide can be overcome by mixing with 2 parts of whisky. This unfortunately has other effects that can be more dangerous.
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Old 08-04-06, 01:16 PM   #7
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We used to play this same trick on people back when I was still in chemistry school, in the late 70's and early 80's.
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Old 08-04-06, 01:23 PM   #8
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We used to play this same trick on people back when I was still in chemistry school, in the late 70's and early 80's.
Can't believe that at 51, I fell for it

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Old 08-04-06, 01:42 PM   #9
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Can't believe that at 51, I fell for it

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Don't feel bad Cheese...I was about to succumb until you posted that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax page. Saved me as I was going under for the third time.
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Old 08-04-06, 01:49 PM   #10
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W. C. Fields was on to something when he admitted to never touching the stuff.
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Old 08-04-06, 01:57 PM   #11
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I can recall in high school standing on a street corner yelling at drivers and pointing, "Hey, lady, your thermal rod is dragging." What pain in the behind little creeps some of us once were. And a few still are.

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Now that carbon tetracholoride is no longer available over the counter, one has to have some good solvent and dihydrogen monoxide, while not quite as effective fits the bill, particularly with some additives. I find I can produce a caustic but powerful cleaner by combining it with some trisodium phosphate and sodium hypochlorite. All of these things are still available over the counter, so you can try the formula at home but be very careful.
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Old 08-04-06, 03:15 PM   #13
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Can you provide the manufacturers MSDS?
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Can you provide the manufacturers MSDS?
MSDS: Dihydrogen Monoxide
Dihydrogen monoxide (also known as hydric acid) is responsible for injury, death, and property damage all over the world. Visit the Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division online at www.dhmo.org, or send email to info@dhmo.org for more information.

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET FOR DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE
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PRODUCT NAME: DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE
FORMULA WT: 18.00
CAS NO.: 07732-18-5
NIOSH/RTECS NO.: ZC0110000
COMMON SYNONYMS: DIHYDROGEN OXIDE, HYDRIC ACID
PRODUCT CODES: 4218,4219
EFFECTIVE: 05/30/86
REVISION #01

LABORATORY PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

SAFETY GLASSES; LAB COAT

PRECAUTIONARY LABEL STATEMENTS

STORAGE: KEEP IN TIGHTLY CLOSED CONTAINER.

BOILING POINT: 100 C ( 212 F) VAPOR PRESSURE(MM HG): 17.5

MELTING POINT: 0 C ( 32 F) VAPOR DENSITY(AIR=1): N/A

SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.00 EVAPORATION RATE: N/A

SOLUBILITY(H2O): COMPLETE (IN ALL PROPORTIONS) % VOLATILES BY VOLUME: 100

APPEARANCE & ODOR: ODORLESS, CLEAR COLORLESS LIQUID.

TOXICITY: LD50 (IPR-MOUSE)(G/KG) - 190
LD50 (IV-MOUSE) (MG/KG) - 25

DISPOSAL PROCEDURE
DISPOSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS.

SAF-T-DATA(TM) STORAGE COLOR CODE: ORANGE (GENERAL STORAGE)

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
KEEP CONTAINER TIGHTLY CLOSED. SUITABLE FOR ANY GENERAL CHEMICAL STORAGE
AREA. DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE IS CONSIDERED A NON-REGULATED PRODUCT, BUT
REACTS VIGOROUSLY WITH SOME MATERIALS. THESE INCLUDE SODIUM, POTASSIUM
AND OTHER ALKALI METALS; ELEMENTAL FLUORINE; AND STRONG DEHYDRATING AGENTS
SUCH AS SULFURIC ACID. IT FORMS EXPLOSIVE GASES WITH CALCIUM CARBIDE.
AVOID CONTACT WITH ALL MATERIALS UNTIL INVESTIGATION SHOWS SUBSTANCE IS
COMPATIBLE. EXPANDS SIGNIFICANTLY UPON FREEZING. DO NOT STORE IN RIGID
CONTAINER AND PROTECT FROM FREEZING.

DOMESTIC (D.O.T.)

PROPER SHIPPING NAME CHEMICALS, N.O.S. (NON-REGULATED)

INTERNATIONAL (I.M.O.)

PROPER SHIPPING NAME CHEMICALS, N.O.S. (NON-REGULATED)

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ADDENDUM: Under electrolysis, forms two gases, one highly explosive, and the other a major fire accelerant.
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Old 08-07-06, 11:40 AM   #17
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I sent the article to my daughters boyfriend over the weekend as an attachment on an E-Mail. I also pointed out to him that I was worried what it was doing to me as I had become addicted to the stuff and had found my intake had gone up this year. Basically pointed out to him that he was getting involved with a family that had an addiction problem and asked him for help.

He phoned me up today and was really concerned and suggested that We go for a drink to discuss the problem. We'll have to get that drink in as He is really concerned about me and it is a long time since he bought me a pint.
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