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- Subject: Environmental Alert
- From: Burt Hamner & Annette Ghee <hamnghee@MOZCOM.COM>
- Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 06:16:28 +0800
- List-Name: P2Tech
- Reply-To: Burt Hamner & Annette Ghee <hamnghee@MOZCOM.COM>
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
>BAN DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE: THE INVISIBLE KILLER
>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
>* has been found in excised tumours of terminal cancer patients.
>CONTAMINATION IS REACHING EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS! Quantities of
>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
>HORROR MUST BE STOPPED!
>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.
>IT'S NOT TOO LATE!
>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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or a SASE to:
>Coalition to Ban DHMO
>211 Pearl St.
>Santa Cruz CA, 95060