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    Default Wonder if a probie would believe this....

    The dangers of dihydrogen monoxide include:
    • Also called "hydroxyl acid", the substance is the major component of acid rain;
    • Contributes to the greenhouse effect;
    • Contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape;
    • Accelerates corrosion and breakdown of electrical equipment;
    • Excessive ingestion may cause various unpleasant effects;
    • Prolonged contact with its solid form results in severe tissue damage;
    • Inhalation, even in small quantities, may cause death;
    • Its gaseous form may cause severe burns;
    • It has been found in the tumors of terminal cancer patients;
    • Withdrawal by those addicted to the substance causes certain death within 168 hours;
    • Despite the danger, DHMO is often used:
    • Used in many forms of cruel animal research;
    • The US Navy has a secret distribution network for DHMO;
    • Lakes and rivers all over the world are contaminated with DHMO;
    • 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;
    • Known to be a component of a number of cancer-causing agents
    • Nevertheless, governments and corporations continue using it widely, heedless of its grave dangers.

    Wonder what he would think if you told him the city stores several hundred gallons of this stuff at each firestation HAHAHAHAHA


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    If I'm not mistaken I believe this started as a high school experiment to see how easy it is to convince people to believe whatever you want them to believe. If I remember correctly, this was followed up with a survey that asked whether the government should ban dihydrogen monoxide and something like 90% of the people fell for it!

    Personally I'm a big fan of DHMO!

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    I ain't scared! Hell, I'll even drink the stuff!
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    Sometimes, late at night, I like to fill a tub with the stuff, and submerge myself in it......DHMO forever!
    Last edited by almsfan21; 04-13-2007 at 12:04 AM.

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    it's amazing how easily you can get that stuff too.. no need to add your name to any watch lists if ya get it.. just give em the money and they give ya the goods...

    -Damien

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    Quote Originally Posted by almsfan21 View Post
    Sometimes, late at night, I like to fill a tub with the stuff, and submerge myself in it......DNMO forever!
    you submerge yourself in laughing gas?

    -Damien

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFurtman View Post
    you submerge yourself in laughing gas?

    -Damien
    Haha, I wish...shouldn't try and type and do Chemistry homework at the same time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by almsfan21 View Post
    Sometimes, late at night, I like to fill a tub with the stuff, and submerge myself in it......DHMO forever!
    My girlfriend was wondering:can it be used as a lube?

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    Talking MSDS sheet....( it should be added to the station MSDS list)

    MSDS: Dihydrogen Monoxide
    Dihydrogen monoxide (also known as hydric acid) is responsible for injury, death, and property damage all over the world. Visit the Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division online at www.dhmo.org, or send email to info@dhmo.org for more information.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET FOR DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE
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    PRODUCT NAME: DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE
    FORMULA WT: 18.00
    CAS NO.: 07732-18-5
    NIOSH/RTECS NO.: ZC0110000
    COMMON SYNONYMS: DIHYDROGEN OXIDE, HYDRIC ACID
    PRODUCT CODES: 4218,4219
    EFFECTIVE: 05/30/86
    REVISION #01

    LABORATORY PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

    SAFETY GLASSES; LAB COAT

    PRECAUTIONARY LABEL STATEMENTS

    STORAGE: KEEP IN TIGHTLY CLOSED CONTAINER.

    BOILING POINT: 100 C ( 212 F) VAPOR PRESSURE(MM HG): 17.5

    MELTING POINT: 0 C ( 32 F) VAPOR DENSITY(AIR=1): N/A

    SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.00 EVAPORATION RATE: N/A

    SOLUBILITY(H2O): COMPLETE (IN ALL PROPORTIONS) % VOLATILES BY VOLUME: 100

    APPEARANCE & ODOR: ODORLESS, CLEAR COLORLESS LIQUID.

    TOXICITY: LD50 (IPR-MOUSE)(G/KG) - 190
    LD50 (IV-MOUSE) (MG/KG) - 25

    DISPOSAL PROCEDURE
    DISPOSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL
    ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS.

    SAF-T-DATA(TM) STORAGE COLOR CODE: ORANGE (GENERAL STORAGE)

    SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
    KEEP CONTAINER TIGHTLY CLOSED. SUITABLE FOR ANY GENERAL CHEMICAL STORAGE
    AREA. DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE IS CONSIDERED A NON-REGULATED PRODUCT, BUT
    REACTS VIGOROUSLY WITH SOME MATERIALS. THESE INCLUDE SODIUM, POTASSIUM
    AND OTHER ALKALI METALS; ELEMENTAL FLUORINE; AND STRONG DEHYDRATING AGENTS
    SUCH AS SULFURIC ACID. IT FORMS EXPLOSIVE GASES WITH CALCIUM CARBIDE.
    AVOID CONTACT WITH ALL MATERIALS UNTIL INVESTIGATION SHOWS SUBSTANCE IS
    COMPATIBLE. EXPANDS SIGNIFICANTLY UPON FREEZING. DO NOT STORE IN RIGID
    CONTAINER AND PROTECT FROM FREEZING.

    DOMESTIC (D.O.T.)

    PROPER SHIPPING NAME CHEMICALS, N.O.S. (NON-REGULATED)

    INTERNATIONAL (I.M.O.)

    PROPER SHIPPING NAME CHEMICALS, N.O.S. (NON-REGULATED)

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    Yeah...

    If a probie can fall for a left handed wrench, they could go for that.

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    What do you do in case of accidental contact with skin or eyes, or accidental injestion?
    Support your local Search and Rescue........get lost!

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    Default Isn't this stuff regulated somehow???

    What about small and large spills?
    Direct flame contact?
    Airborne release?

    Nasty...nasty stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson View Post
    My girlfriend was wondering:can it be used as a lube?
    Laughing gas for lube? uh, think she might be telling you something?

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    Maybe she needs a power additive for her "power tools". It doesn't just make people laugh. LOL

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