FBI Issues Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) Alert

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Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is dangerous a chemical that will cause steel corrosion(rust), in large volumes can damage soils, homes and businesses(flooding). When exposed to heat it can cause skin burns. If inhaled it can cause death(drowning).
It is an industrial solvent used in fire retardant materials and can be found in the waste from nuclear power plants.
DHMO 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.

Grin…. It is simply unbelievable the number of people that have swallowed this long time hoax.

Dihydrogen monoxide hoax involves calling water by the unfamiliar chemical name “dihydrogen monoxide” (DHMO), and listing some of water’s effects in an alarming manner, such as the fact that it accelerates corrosion and can cause severe burns. The hoax often calls for dihydrogen monoxide to be regulated, labeled as hazardous, or banned. It illustrates how the lack of scientific literacy and an exaggerated analysis can lead to misplaced fears.
dihydrogen monoxide(DHMO) = H2O = water

The hoax gained renewed popularity in the late 1990s when a 14-year-old student collected anti-DHMO petitions for a science project about gullibility.

Thank You Wikipedia.
Snopes.com DHMO hoax

Put on a smile.
Happy Gardening

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6 responses to “FBI Issues Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) Alert

  1. I remember being shown this story by a work colleague back in the 1970s. Amazing that it’s still doing the rounds – and worrying that some people still seem to fall for it!

    Mind you, we’ve had rather too much DMHO falling on our garden here in north-west England this year. I can only remember one decent summer in the last five years. At least it saves me the chore of watering!

    John

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    • Grin … as I age I have discovered that there doesn’t seem to be ‘normal’ weather. Weather is just a fun roller coaster ride moving from nice to not so nice in a unpredictable cycle.
      Happy Gardening

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  3. Good point. Thanks for the reminder. We also need to do a better job of checking our sources. I hope the 14-year-old got an ‘A’.

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