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Date: Thu, 22 Feb 1996 16:22:04 -0500 (EST)
From: "Joseph St. Lawrence" <ES051447@orion.yorku.ca>
Subject: Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide!
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From: IN%"LJATKINS@BCSC02.GOV.BC.CA" "Lorinda Atkinson" 22-FEB-1996 14:48:32.18
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From: Lorinda Atkinson <LJATKINS@BCSC02.GOV.BC.CA>
Subject: Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide!
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I hear that you may be using this chemical in your research and thought you
might be interested to know the hazards.
Strategic Labour Services
Tel: 952-2700 Fax: 952-1795
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Something should be done about this...
| Adam Erickson, Programmer/Analyst |
| Strategic Labour Services, 5-1, | Tel: 952-2294 |
| B.C. Ministry of Health | Fax: 952-1795 |
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To: "Erickson(Adam T) BCSC:OV" <ATERICKS@BCSC02.GOV.BC.CA>
Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide!
The Invisible Killer
Dihydrogen monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted
thousands of people every year. Most of these deaths are caused by
accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide 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.
* is also known as hydroxl acid, and is the major component of acid rain.
* 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
* has been found in excised tumors 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. DHMO has caused millions
of dollars of property damage in the midwest, and recently California.
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. Even after washing, produce remains
contaminated by this chemical.
* as an additive in certain "junk-foods" and other food products.
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 organizations are
conducting experiments with DHMO, and designing multi-billion dollar devices
to control and utilize 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.