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Old 08-16-10, 01:12 PM   #1
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I don't want to be considered a tree hugger - but, 50+'rs, I must warn you . . .

There is a chemical profligating through our environment that becomes more and more prevalent if we have global warming. This substance has killed thousands of people in hours - sometimes just minutes - all around the world, and can strike at any time.

Here is a description:

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.

To read the excellent research and proven facts about this little publicized menace, please read:

http://www.dhmo.org/

I'm just doing my duty as a good citizen and environmental bicyclist in taking the time to warn you. You can never again say, "I just didn't know . . . . "

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Old 08-16-10, 01:40 PM   #2
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DHMO = Water (H2O)
As with any other chemical compound... the toxicity is in the dose.
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That stuff used to fall from the sky around here. Not lately though. We could use some.
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...Remember what W.C. Fields said about it.
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Old 08-16-10, 02:57 PM   #6
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And I was hoping a bit of humor might lighten the day!! Well, at least I enjoyed writing it.

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Old 08-16-10, 03:05 PM   #7
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I know if it gets over my head, that I'm a goner. I cannot retain buoyancy in DMHO.
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Old 08-16-10, 04:25 PM   #8
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...Remember what W.C. Fields said about it.
Something about rusty pipes?
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Wow - that stuff is bad. Here we have been plagued with the combinaton of two very toxic and corrosive chmnicals each on thier own is extremely toxic - can kill in seconds and in are found in many explosive, now some senister folks have combined them together, can you imagine how horrible the stuff could be. Sodium Chloride - it could be in your environment and you don't even know it.
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There is a chemical profligating through our environment that becomes more and more prevalent if we have global warming. This substance has killed thousands of people in hours - sometimes just minutes - all around the world, and can strike at any time.

Here is a description:

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.

To read the excellent research and proven facts about this little publicized menace, please read:

http://www.dhmo.org/

I'm just doing my duty as a good citizen and environmental bicyclist in taking the time to warn you. You can never again say, "I just didn't know . . . . "
Thanks for the warning, i had one jar of each in my bathroom and i just now tossed them into the trash for pickup. Again, thanks for the warning.
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Thanks for the warning, i had one jar of each in my bathroom and i just now tossed them into the trash for pickup. Again, thanks for the warning.
Hey! That's Hazmat and is illegal to toss in the trash. It must be disposed of properly.
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That stuff rusts iron and rots leather. In its solid form, it can cause death via blunt-force trauma. Exposure to the vapor can result in third degree burns. I think it should be banned!
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Not to be a Debbie Downer here, but I would point out that there are a few million folks in Pakistan right now for whom an overabundance of dihydrogen monoxide is somewhat problematic. Maybe it's global climate change, or maybe it's just bad weather, but for those of us who live just a few feet above sea level, climate change is kind of a big deal. I worry that in a few decades, our children will look back at our inaction and wonder what the he** we were thinking.

There's nothing wrong with being considered a tree hugger.
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Hey! That's Hazmat and is illegal to toss in the trash. It must be disposed of properly.
The RQ is pretty high for DHMO, so not to worry. On the other hand, people have been known to asphyxiate in the stuff (heavier than air so accumulates in excavations, low places, etc.)
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I challenge you to actually hug a tree and not bust out laughing. It cannot be done.
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I mix a little Maker's Mark in mine to kill any pathogens...
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The last time I heard about this was on a local radio show. Within a few days after broadcasting it the guy had to issue an apology for scaring people and he disappeared from the air waves. I think he came back but I'm not sure. Some people had no sense of humor at all and created quite an outcry about him being guilty of terroristic acts.
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Old 08-17-10, 11:41 AM   #20
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Rats, I have a few thousand gallons in my backyard I'll have to dispose of in a few weeks. I was just going to dump it on the ground, around my house, a bucket at a time. Now I wonder if I should call a toxic waste disposal company. This is gonna cost a fortune.
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The older I get the more I try to leave a smaller carbon footprint in all ways. And I'm a dyed in the wool fossil fuel burning capitalistic pig. But waste and foolishness is costly and leaves a mess for future generations to deal with. Who would have ever known all the resultant conditions that have sprung from our "using the good things mother earth hath provided."

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...Remember what W.C. Fields said about it.
I always remembered it as, "reminds me of the time we were in AFghanistan... somebody forgot to bring the corkscrew, and we were forced to live on food and water for seven days!"
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I'll just leave this here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi3erdgVVTw
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