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Public Service Announcement: Ban this Killer Compound

I’m not much of a joiner.  I don’t usually shill for popular “causes”.  Frankly, I suspect I am afraid of replicating the self-satisfied, smug air of moral superiority or the pathetic, plaintive pleading so often seen in the demeanor of those who just know their cause is vital for the continued survival of the human race.  In spite of my reluctance to risk appearing to be in the same category and in spite of my general reluctance to endorse government regulation of anything, I find I can no longer stand silently by while this killer compound remains available without restriction in this country.

I’m speaking of Dihydrogen Monoxide.  If you are not familiar with this potentially fatal substance, you should take some time to learn and understand the potential danger this substance poses in your everyday life.  From the Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division of DHMO.org:

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.
    * 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.
    * Found in biopsies of pre-cancerous tumors and lesions.
    * Given to vicious dogs involved in recent deadly attacks.

I heartily urge you to contact your elected representatives and demand strict regulation or even an outright ban on DHMO.

(via SDA)

It’s not like your senators and representative are going to be doing anything constructive…

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