Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO)

Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO). 100% of people exposed to Dihydrogen Monoxide have died since the use of this substance began. Following are some risks associated with DHMO:

Death due to accidental inhalation of DHMO, even in small quantities.

Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage.

Excessive ingestion produces a number of unpleasant though not typically life-threatening side-effects.

DHMO is a major component of acid rain.
Gaseous DHMO can cause severe burns.
Contributes to soil erosion.

Leads to corrosion and oxidation of many metals.

Contamination of electrical systems often causes short-circuits.

Exposure decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes.

Found in biopsies of pre-cancerous tumors and lesions.

Given to vicious dogs involved in recent deadly attacks.

Often associated with killer cyclones in the U.S. Midwest and elsewhere, and in hurricanes including deadly storms in Florida, New Orleans and other areas of the southeastern U.S.

Thermal variations in DHMO are a suspected contributor to the El Nino weather effect.


  1. Hey PU - didja steal this from my assignments? I make my students research DHMO for an hour and then make them "vote" on whether or not it should be outlawed. I'm sad to say that the majority of them vote to outlaw it.


  2. There is a website with TONS of info on this chemical.