View Full Version : Should Dihydrogen Monoxide be a controlled substance?

01-31-2012, 03:40 PM
It is called "hydroxylic acid", the substance is the major component of acid rain. At present there is no control of this products use.

Some information about this substance below:

can cause excess sweating and vomiting
contributes to the "greenhouse effect".
may cause severe burns in it gaseous state.
is fatal if inhaled.
contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes.
has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.

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.

Please give your views on this uncontrolled chemical.


01-31-2012, 04:14 PM
Should Dihydrogen Monoxide be a controlled substance?

Dihydrogen Monoxide, a.k.a. H2O, a.k.a. WATER - may well be on its way of becoming a controlled substance.

02-01-2012, 08:39 PM
This was a previous post by Solomon Levi (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?2475-Dangerous-chemical&highlight=dihydrogen), but I posted it before I realised I had duplicated it.

I guess it doesn't work on a forum, however wiki says this was brought to widespread public attention in 1997 when
Nathan Zohner, a 14-year-old student, gathered petitions to ban "DHMO" as the basis of his science project,
titled "How Gullible Are We?"

He carried out a petition to ban it and received 43 signatures out of 50 with 5 people unsure and 2 who
thought it was water.

I guess we are pretty gullible :)