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Monday, March 15, 2004

The Dangers of DHMO... Makes City Officials Look Like Morons 

City falls victim to Internet hoax, considers banning items made with water. I remember this joke going around when I was in high school chemistry. You can read more about the scurge of DHMO from DHMO.org. Here is a fact sheet on DHMO that looks very similar to the one I remember in high school. Some of the more serious dangers of DHMO are:

  • 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.
  • causes severe tissue damage in its solid form.


DHMO can be found in many locations:

  • 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.
  • as a performance enhancing substance used by atheletes.


STOP DHMO!

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