Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, or simply Hydric acid. Its basis is the highly reactive hydroxyl radical, a species shown to mutate DNA, denature proteins, disrupt cell membranes, and chemically alter critical neurotransmitters. The atomic components of DHMO are found in a number of caustic, explosive and poisonous compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerine and Ethyl Alcohol.
Dihydrogen monoxide can be deadly. Thousands die every year after inhaling it in even small quantities. It was found at every recent school shooting and is linked to gun violence. Some call dihydrogen monoxide the “invisible killer”. Gaseous DHMO can cause severe burns, and prolonged exposure to solid DHMO can cause severe tissue damage.
DHMO is a major component of acid rain, contributes to soil erosion, and leads to the corrosion and oxidation of many metals. It can also cause electrical systems to short-circuit, and its presence decreases the effectiveness of automobile brakes.
In the environment, dihydrogen monoxide is found in rivers, lakes, oceans and streams. It is one of the so-called “greenhouse gasses” and is a contributor to the Greenhouse Effect. Dihydrogen monoxide is released as a by-product of hydrocarbon combustion in furnaces and by companies dumping excess DHMO into the environment.
Despite the dangers, DHMO is used in many ways. It is used as an industrial solvent and coolant, and as a spray-on fire-extinguisher. DHMO is used in the production of styrofoam and pesticides. Athletes consume DHMO to improve performance.
Even more surprisingly, dihydrogen monoxide is used as a food additive, even in jarred baby food and formula and those supposedly “all-natural” fruit juices. It can be found in cough medicines and other liquid pharmaceuticals. It is an ingredient in shampoos, deodorants, and other bathroom products, including those bathtub bubble products that are marketed towards children. It is used in grocery stores as a preservative in the fresh produce section.
One of the most surprising facts recently revealed about Dihydrogen Monoxide contamination is in its use as a food and produce “decontaminant.” Studies have shown that even after careful washing, food and produce that has been contaminated by DHMO remains tainted by DHMO.
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