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to think the government shouldn't be hiding this sort of chemical from us.

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Ohbehave1 Fri 25-Dec-15 19:25:50

There is a new chemical that the government seen to be hiding from us - dihydrogen monoxide. Not many people seem to have heard of it but it is widely used.

Why do they always hide this sort of thing from us. See the website below for more information.

LadyDeadpool Fri 25-Dec-15 19:27:48

hmm I'm trying to decide if its a joke or you're a loon...

Anniegetyourgun Fri 25-Dec-15 19:28:23

If it's got its own website it's not very well hidden, is it?

redbinneo Fri 25-Dec-15 19:28:33

I have heard of this before, I think it's OK if watered down,my DH insists on adding it to Whisky though.

Mrsmorton Fri 25-Dec-15 19:28:58

This has been around quite a while now. Still, explains a bit to people who claim there are "chemicals"in their food.

ReedBunting Fri 25-Dec-15 19:29:03

or both....

ABetaDad1 Fri 25-Dec-15 19:29:51

Soooo.....that would be H2O then.

Mmmm.... well you could drown in it, you could accidentally was your life savings in it. Lethal stuff.

Crankycunt Fri 25-Dec-15 19:32:16

It's quite nice with a few slices of cucumber and a little ice fgrin

TheCrimsonPleb Fri 25-Dec-15 19:32:22

Yes those devious bastard in Westminster - what next? I'm off to have a bath!

TheBunnyOfDoom Fri 25-Dec-15 19:32:44

Very dangerous in large quantities. Say, a lake, or a pond.

Ohbehave1 Fri 25-Dec-15 19:42:35


alteredimages Fri 25-Dec-15 19:43:54

New grin

I know that DE is pretty bloody boring, but that guy has way too much time on his hands.

howtorebuild Fri 25-Dec-15 19:45:40


ProudAS Fri 25-Dec-15 21:02:04

It's not a joke it's a dangerous substance.

People have died from accidental inhalation of the liquid form.

Prolonged contact with the solid form of DHMO can cause irreparable tissue damage.

The liquid and gas forms can both cause severe burns.

Despite this the government allow copious amounts of it to be contained in our water supply, made available to children in schools etc

Andrewofgg Fri 25-Dec-15 21:02:34

There's an even worse chemical called O2, you can't even see it, it gets everywhere, and everyone who ingests it dies . . .

notquitehuman Fri 25-Dec-15 21:04:40

It can kill you if you drink a few litres in one sitting. Beware!

Andrewofgg Fri 25-Dec-15 21:07:16

Fortunately, the body has a well-established mechanism for passing it out of the body.

It's websites like this that make you wonder whether computers and the internet were such a good idea after all.

specialsubject Fri 25-Dec-15 21:22:06

on the contrary - while people still get scared about 'chemicals' and believe that 'natural' is harmless, there is EVERY need for this kind of thing!

DinoSnores Fri 25-Dec-15 21:27:29

My DS's school practically forces it on them. I think it is terrible.

(I got banned from a FB group for pointing out that "chemical free shampoo" wasn't chemical free if it contained borax, salt etc and that everything was a chemical!)

BlackeyedShepherdsbringsheep Fri 25-Dec-15 23:46:23

oh bloody hell. I have a glass containing both those chemicals, though the O2 is diluted a bit with another deadly chemical CO2 which in large quantities asphyxiates you. and N2 doomed I tell you, doomed.

BlackeyedShepherdsbringsheep Fri 25-Dec-15 23:47:24

are you pissing about andrew wink

dratsea Sat 26-Dec-15 01:53:36

It can, in small amounts, be made safer by dilution with Ethylene Hydroxide, C2H5OH

knobblyknee Sat 26-Dec-15 02:40:32

Everything is contaminated with it, there is far too much in my glass right now. I can see some of it floating in big lumps at the top.

leaningtoweroflego Sat 26-Dec-15 04:20:00

OP YANBU, it's shocking stuff.

We actually had something that looked very like it fall from the sky in this area today, I had to cancel our plans to go for a nice walk.

What's that all about?! shock

sashh Sat 26-Dec-15 06:55:02

If you accidentally consume it then it can actually seep out through your skin!

This has to rate as the best school science day project ever.

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