Paul Monaghan on tue 8 apr 97
Monona Rossol has been alerting us to the dangers of Lead, Barium,
Antimony, etc., etc. but no one is paying any attention to the DHMO
being insidiously added to our clays and glazes.
I found the following information from the Coalition to Ban DHMO and
hope it raises our consciousness level.
Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide!
The Invisible Killer
Dihydrogen monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills
uncounted thousands of people every year. Most of these
deaths are caused by accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of
dihydrogen monoxide do not end there. Prolonged
exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue damage. Symptoms of DHMO
ingestion can include excessive sweating and
urination, and possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body
electrolyte imbalance. For those who have become
dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death.
is also known as hydroxl acid, and is the major component of acid
contributes to the "greenhouse effect."
may cause severe burns.
contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of
has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.
Contamination Is Reaching Epidemic Proportions!
Quantities of dihydrogen monoxide have been found in almost every
stream, lake, and reservoir in America today. But the
pollution is global, and the contaminant has even been found in
Antarctic ice. DHMO has caused millions of dollars of
property damage in the midwest, and recently California.
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.
Companies dump waste DHMO into rivers and the ocean, and nothing can be
done to stop them because this practice is still
legal. The impact on wildlife is extreme, and we cannot afford to ignore
it any longer!
The Horror Must Be Stopped!
The American government has refused to ban the production, distribution,
or use of this damaging chemical due to its
"importance to the economic health of this nation." In fact, the navy
and other military organizations are conducting experiments
with DHMO, and designing multi-billion dollar devices to control and
utilize it during warfare situations. Hundreds of military
research facilities receive tons of it through a highly sophisticated
underground distribution network. Many store large quantities
for later use.
It's Not Too Late!
Act NOW to prevent further contamination. Find out more about this
dangerous chemical. What you don't know can hurt
you and others throughout the world. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or a SASE to:
Coalition to Ban DHMO
211 Pearl St.
Santa Cruz CA, 95060
Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide! / The Coalition / email@example.com
This Data sheet should help in lieu of the MSDS if one is not available.
Dihydrogen monoxide (also known as hydric acid) is responsible for
injury, death, and property damage all over the world.
Contact the Coalition to Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide for more information.
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET FOR DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE
PRODUCT NAME: DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE
FORMULA WT: 18.00
CAS NO.: 07732-18-5
NIOSH/RTECS NO.: ZC0110000
COMMON SYNONYMS: DIHYDROGEN OXIDE, HYDRIC ACID
PRODUCT CODES: 4218,4219
LABORATORY PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
SAFETY GLASSES; LAB COAT
PRECAUTIONARY LABEL STATEMENTS
STORAGE: KEEP IN TIGHTLY CLOSED CONTAINER.
BOILING POINT: 100 C ( 212 F) VAPOR PRESSURE(MM HG):
MELTING POINT: 0 C ( 32 F) VAPOR DENSITY(AIR=1): N/A
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.00 EVAPORATION RATE: N/A
SOLUBILITY(H2O): COMPLETE (IN ALL PROPORTIONS) % VOLATILES BY
APPEARANCE & ODOR: ODORLESS, CLEAR COLORLESS LIQUID.
TOXICITY: LD50 (IPR-MOUSE)(G/KG) - 190
LD50 (IV-MOUSE) (MG/KG) - 25
DISPOSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL
SAF-T-DATA(TM) STORAGE COLOR CODE: ORANGE (GENERAL STORAGE)
KEEP CONTAINER TIGHTLY CLOSED. SUITABLE FOR ANY GENERAL CHEMICAL
AREA. DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE IS CONSIDERED A NON-REGULATED PRODUCT, BUT
REACT VIGOROUSLY WITH SOME SPECIFIC MATERIALS. AVOID CONTACT WITH ALL
MATERIALS UNTIL INVESTIGATION SHOWS SUBSTANCE IS COMPATIBLE. PROTECT
PROPER SHIPPING NAME CHEMICALS, N.O.S. (NON-REGULATED)
PROPER SHIPPING NAME CHEMICALS, N.O.S. (NON-REGULATED)
Paul J. Monaghan email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Brad Sondahl on wed 9 apr 97
For all you sodium enthusiasts, Dihydrogen Monoxide will cause pure
Sodium to burst into flames upon contact. This could cause a fire in
your kilns! In case of fire, baking soda is known to free Carbon
Dioxide and extinguish the fire. However, in the above instance, Carbon
Monoxide might possibly form as an unwanted byproduct. Carbon Monoxide
meters are available from your local hardware, usually near the garden
hoses. Garden hoses are good for Class A fires. So be prepared!
Also, if you come into contact with DHMO, DO NOT RINSE WITH WATER! This
will only compound the damage. A brisk towelling should be sufficient.
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Tony Hansen on wed 9 apr 97
> I found the following information from the Coalition to Ban DHMO and
> hope it raises our consciousness level.
> Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide!
Come on guys. A friend I have worked with for 25 years spent his last
day here because of the adverse health effects of ceramic minerals
precautions. Every barium bag has a huge skull and cross
bones on it and the MSDS is very clear that it will kill you in small
amounts. I've been exposed to it for a long time and I am scared I won't
recognize the symptoms of overexposure if any appear.
Comparing it with water is going a little far and this thing is going
in a direction I don't really find funny.
Tony Hansen, IMC email@example.com
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Peter Powning on thu 10 apr 97
I'd like a little documentation on your claim that DHMO is being added to
clays and glazes that we use. Considering the amount of information you
posted about DHMO I think you have a responsibility to expand on, and
document your claim about its specific uses in clay and glazes.