Dihydrogen Monoxide Found In City Pipelines

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Dihydrogen Monoxide Found In City Pipelines

Staff Report

State officials confirmed this past week that large quantities of dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) have been found in municipal water pipelines throughout the region. Water systems in Española, and several local rural mutual domestic water systems have all been found to have high quantities of dihydrogen monoxide in their piplines.

Dihydrogen monoxide is a compound that has been confirmed in numerous studies to accelerate corrosion and causing suffocation to people who are exposed to it in sufficient quantities.

Research has also linked Dihydrogen monoxide to these other issues:

  • Dihydrogen monoxide is also known as hydroxyl acid, and is the major component of acid rain.
  • contributes to the “greenhouse effect”.
  • 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.

A compound, such as dihydrogen monoxide forms whenever two or more atoms form chemical bonds with each other. Dihydrogen monoxide forms when two hydrogen atoms bond with a single oxygen atom. Dihydrogen monoxide is currently not banned by the FDA, but in the past there have been petition efforts to ban the substance (see related article here).

Most community efforts to regulate dihydrogen monoxide have centered around controlling what other compounds or elements are permitted to mix with the substance when it is in a domestic water system. Because of its widespread use around the world, dihydrogen monoxide users commonly refer to the substance by street names, such as uji in Albanian, mizu in Japanease, mul in Korean, acqua in Italian, aqua in Spanish, and water in English.  

Stay tuned as this story develops on this first day in April.