Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division – dihydrogen monoxide info
Posted: September 26, 2009 Filed under: arts
What is 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.
This is an old controversy. Most of the steam about DMHO has condensed and is now water under the bridge. Especially the issue of solid DHMO accumulation in home freezers. Apparently frost-free refrigirators are able to elimitate this. But it’s been proven that usage of electrical appliances in DHMO contaminated bathtubs is not a safe practice.