[amsat-bb] Re: [eagle] WARNING!!! DMHO -- A threat to you and the environment
brickle at pobox.com
Tue Apr 1 11:03:43 PST 2008
That settles it. Henceforth the only fluids to pass my lips will be Bacardi
Many thanks for the timely warning!
On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 2:17 PM, Tom Clark, K3IO <k3io at verizon.net> wrote:
> This is an alert to warn all AMSAT members about the threat to your
> lives; I refer about exposure to DHMO (Dihydrogen Monoxide).
> Due in part to its widespread use in industry, Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO)
> is involved in many environmental incidents each year. While most are
> unavoidable given current technology, there can be little doubt that the
> presence of DHMO in each significantly increases the negative impact to the
> Among the many commonly-sited DHMO-related environmental impacts are:
> * DHMO contributes to global warming and the "Greenhouse Effect", and
> is one of the so-called "greenhouse gases."
> * DHMO is an "enabling component" of acid rain -- in the absence of
> sufficient quantities of DHMO, acid rain is not a problem.
> * DHMO is a causative agent in most instances of soil erosion --
> sufficiently high levels of DHMO exacerbate the negative effects of soil
> * DHMO is present in high levels nearly every creek, stream, pond,
> river, lake and reservoir in the U.S. and around the world.
> * Measurable levels of DHMO have been verified in ice samples taken
> from both the Arctic and Antarctic ice caps.
> * Recent massive DHMO exposures have lead to the loss of life and
> destruction of property in California, the Mid-West, the Philippines, and a
> number of islands in the Caribbean, to name just a few.
> * Research has shown that significant levels of DHMO were found in the
> devastating Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 which killed 230,000 in Indonesia,
> Thailand, Malaysia and elsewhere, making it the deadliest tsunami in
> recorded history.
> * It is widely believed that the levee failures, flooding and the
> widespread destruction resulting from Hurricane Katrina along the U.S.
> Gulf Coast in 2005 were caused or exacerbated by excessive DHMO levels found
> in the Gulf of Mexico, along with other contributing factors.
> In spite of the recent movement to ban unlawful dumping of hazardous
> chemicals into waterways in the U.S. and abroad, release of massive
> quantities of DHMO continues. Industry cannot be held accountable entirely
> because lawmakers are reluctant to pass legislation to make most forms of
> dumping of DHMO illegal. Reasons for this could include pressures from
> corporate leaders, industry lobbyists, and even vested foreign governments.
> This governmental inaction leading to nearly unregulated dumping may be one
> of the most overlooked environmental impacts of DHMO.
> The U.S. government refuses to ban the production, distribution, and use
> of DHMO. This inaction may be due to pressures from private interests and
> corporate-sponsored economists, among many, who predict a DHMO ban could
> produce disastrous results. Claims include damage to public health and the
> well-being of the U.S. and world economies.
> To inform you of some of the dangers of DHMO You should review the
> material available on the DHMO FAQ <http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html>.
> 73 de K3IO
> Via the Eagle mailing list courtesy of AMSAT-NA
> Eagle at amsat.org
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