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The Chemical Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) Is Everywhere In St. Louis!

April 1, 2016 Environment, Featured, Popular Culture 6 Comments

We’ve all heard about the horrible problem of lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan, but silence on the problem here in St. Louis: Dihydrogen Monoxide

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. (DHMO.org)

Despite the dangers, it is everywhere in our society. Where is the media on this? Silenced! At least with natural gas they add an odor so people can be aware of the danger it poses!

You've been warned!
You’ve been warned!

Turn on your tap and I guarantee you’re going to get DHMO — the same chemical Monsanto uses in many of its products. Independent test results have confirmed the presence of DHMO in taps in the St. Louis region.

Officials claim it is safe to drink — but they said that in Flint too!  Do you really want to take that chance?

Thankfully there are grassroots efforts to raise awareness and ban this harmful chemical:

The National Consumer Coalition Against DHMO (NCCADHMO), not affiliated with the Coalition to Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide, was founded in 1997 in an effort to raise public awareness about the dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) in our daily lives. The secondary goal of NCCADHMO is to act in the public interest as a lobbying agent in Congress to affect public policy regarding the safety and uses of DHMO. Although we are not funded by the EPA, we are loosely affiliated with the US Environmental Assessment Center’s Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division. This affiliation was created in an effort to make information available to the public in an expedient fashion, and to provide a public forum for the ongoing DHMO debate. 

But DHMO has found its way into everything: food, beverages — even our own bodies! Yes, the chemical sprays on commercial crops & golf courses is in the food we eat daily.

— Steve Patterson

 

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  1. Mark-AL says:

    I wonder how many different chemicals (known and unknown) that man has been exposed to since the beginning of human-kind have altered our DNA, “denatured” our proteins, and altered critical neurotransmitters to bring us to a BETTER place in our evolutionary process than we would have been otherwise! We grow stronger as we deal with resistance. Can we be certain that our exposure to these strange chemicals has necessarily set us back, or can it be said that the exposure has moved us forward, stronger and more resistant and adaptable and resilient than we otherwise would have been. And while exposure to these chemicals may lead to cancer or whatever, it is possible too that the body’s resistance gained through the exposure may have played the role of antigen and made us even more resistant to a dreaded future unknown disease that we bypassed because of our new antibodies. I know nothing about chemistry (obviously) except that I didn’t enjoy it in hs or college, and so I don’t know what I can do to avoid exposure to DHMO, but I’m probably not going to avoid drinking water from the tap or eating chicken because it may contain DHMO.

     

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