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1_Lucky_Texan
Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 1, 2013
6:11 AM

Post #9468339

These new cultivars ALL have a serious downside. They must receive DHMO regularly through their root systems.

DHMO can be quite controversial;

http://www.dhmo.org/

[quote] What are some of the dangers associated with DHMO?
Each year, Dihydrogen Monoxide is a known causative component in many thousands of deaths and is a major contributor to millions upon millions of dollars in damage to property and the environment. Some of the known perils of Dihydrogen Monoxide are:


Death due to accidental inhalation of DHMO, even in small quantities.
Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage.
Excessive ingestion produces a number of unpleasant though not typically life-threatening side-effects.
DHMO is a major component of acid rain.
Gaseous DHMO can cause severe burns.
Contributes to soil erosion.
Leads to corrosion and oxidation of many metals.
Contamination of electrical systems often causes short-circuits.
Exposure decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes.
Found in biopsies of pre-cancerous tumors and lesions.

What are some uses of Dihydrogen Monoxide?
Despite the known dangers of DHMO, it continues to be used daily by industry, government, and even in private homes across the U.S. and worldwide. Some of the well-known uses of Dihydrogen Monoxide are:

as an industrial solvent and coolant,
in nuclear power plants,
by the U.S. Navy in the propulsion systems of some older vessels,
by elite athletes to improve performance,
in the production of Styrofoam,
in biological and chemical weapons manufacture,
in the development of genetically engineering crops and animals,
as a spray-on fire suppressant and retardant,
in so-called "family planning" or "reproductive health" clinics,
as a major ingredient in many home-brewed bombs,
as a byproduct of hydrocarbon combustion in furnaces and air conditioning compressor operation,
in cult rituals,
by the Church of Scientology on their members and their members' families (although surprisingly, many members recently have contacted DHMO.org to vehemently deny such use),
by both the KKK and the NAACP during rallies and marches,
by members of Congress who are under investigation for financial corruption and inappropriate IM behavior,
by kids who play Beyblades,
by the clientele at a number of bath houses in New York City and San Francisco,
historically, in Hitler's death camps in Nazi Germany, and in prisons in Turkey, Serbia, Croatia, Libya, Iraq and Iran,
in World War II prison camps in Japan, and in prisons in China, for various forms of torture,
during many recent religious and ethnic wars in the Middle East,
by many terrorist organizations including al Qaeda,
in community swimming pools to maintain chemical balance,
in day care centers, purportedly for sanitary purposes,[/quote]



This message was edited Apr 1, 2013 7:22 AM
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 1, 2013
6:50 AM

Post #9468402

Funny!
SwampFlower
Jasper, FL

April 1, 2013
7:03 AM

Post #9468423

Whoa.
SoooSirius
Municipality of Murr, PA

April 1, 2013
9:44 AM

Post #9468611

I had evidence that DHMO was actually used as a building material!

This message was edited Apr 1, 2013 12:46 PM

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2013
2:55 PM

Post #9468945

I think it's used as a solvent.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 1, 2013
4:44 PM

Post #9469081

Confession time. I am quite addicted to the stuff. I drink some every day. And i don't have any plan to stop!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2013
4:49 PM

Post #9469087

Well, admitting the situation is half the battle, Sally! I didn't use to understand why everyone liked it so much, but I'm starting to get used to it.

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