What Littlechef should really be worrying about.

Each year, Dihydrogen Monoxide is a known causative component in many thousands of deaths and is a major contributor to millions upon millions of dollars in damage to property and the environment. Some of the known perils of Dihydrogen Monoxide are:

  • 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.

Those are from an American study. I personally have seen quite a horrible crash after liquid DHMO was sprayed across a road, and DHMO was found in the analysis of the first stones removed from #2 son's kidneys.

Proper statistics are hard to dig up, but I have found that DHMO was a direct cause of death in 3842 cases in the USA in 2002. 8.5% of them were children under the age of one.

Numbers are harder to find in the UK, but around 500 deaths occur every year following contact with DHMO.

(A drop of 4% in DHMO deaths in 2001 was attributed to fewer people visiting rural areas thanks to the foot-and-mouth outbreak, indicating a prevalence of DHMO contamination in England's green spaces.)

Rather than scaremongering, you should be warning your friends about a very real hazard in their everyday lives.

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CameronSS9 years ago
I must get my home inspected for traces of this villainous substance!

Penn and Teller did an interesting study on DHMO.
Kiteman (author)  CameronSS9 years ago
That is great! I wish youtube wasn't blocked at school, that would be so useful.
Download and bring it on a DVD?
And scientists say we evolved from other simians.....it looks more like we are more closely related to cattle sometimes *sigh*
. Me being the dirty old man that I am, I'd sign her petition any time.
*reaches for phone to call FBI*
Gjdj39 years ago
I love this joke. It never gets old.
Firebert0109 years ago
H2O? I get the joke, but it's rather tasteless... You'll get everyone all worked up...
Kiteman (author)  Firebert0109 years ago
Just showing LC how poorly-informed warnings can quickly become ignorant scare-mongering.
How come wikipedia tells me this ? DHMO
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