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Environmental Alert

forgive me for just once passing on something funny to this listserve, but I
had just read the day's group of P2 posts then hit this one and spilled
coffee all over my lap so I am returning the favor.  Actually I plan to use
this is training, it's great!


>Coalition to Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide
>Dihydrogen monoxide is colourless, odourless, tasteless, and kills
>uncounted thousands of people every year.  Most of these deaths are
>caused by accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of 
>dihydrogenmonoxide do not end there.  Prolonged exposure to its solid
>form causes severe tissue damage.  Symptoms of DHMO ingestion can
>include excessive sweating and urination, and possibly a bloated
>feeling, nausea, vomiting and body electrolyte imbalance.  For those who
>have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death. 
>Dihydrogen monoxide is also known as hydric acid, and is the major
>component of acid rain.  It:
>* 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 tumours of terminal cancer patients.
>dihydrogen monoxide have been found in almost every stream, lake, and
>reservoir in America today.  But the pollution is global, and the
>contaminant has even been found in Antarctic ice.  In the midwest alone
>DHMO has caused millions of dollars of property damage. Despite the
>danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used:
>* 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.
>* as an additive in certain 'junk-foods' and other food products.
>Even after washing, produce remains contaminated by this chemical. 
>Companies dump waste DHMO into rivers and the ocean, and nothing can be
>done to stop them because this practice is still legal.  The impact on
>wildlife is extreme, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer!  THE
>The American government has refused to ban the production, distribution,
>or use  of this damaging chemical due to its 'importance to the economic
>health of this nation.'  In fact, the navy and other military
>organisations are conducting  experiments with DHMO, and designing
>multi-billion dollar devices to control 
>and utilise it during warfare situations.  Hundreds of military research
>facilities receive tons of it through a highly sophisticated underground
>distribution network.  Many store large quantities for later use.
>Act NOW to prevent further contamination. Find out more about this
>dangerous chemical.  What you don't know CAN hurt you and others
>throughout the world.
>Send email to no_dhmo@circus.com, or a SASE to:
>Coalition to Ban DHMO
>211 Pearl St.
>Santa Cruz CA, 95060