Dihydrogen Monoxide

This may be a little off-topic for the WikiWikiWeb, but is important nonetheless.

Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, HydrogenHydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, HydroxicAcid, or simply Hydric acid, that is a constituent of many known toxic substances, diseases and disease-causing agents, environmental hazards and can even be lethal to humans in quantities as small as a thimbleful. It is a major component of acid rain.

Dihydrogen monoxide 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.

Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used: Studies by scientists have shown that a majority of the U.S. population favors a ban on this substance.

See http://www.dhmo.org/ for more information, and to find out what you can do.
An example of how using jargon creates obfuscation. Which proves the value of a MeaningfulName.
"Speaking as someone with experience with Chemical Substances and Emergency Management, I can say definitively that DHMO causes more property damage and loss of life than any other Chemical Substance in America" ~ SeanOleary

In some villages in Central and South America, DHMO is bartered openly in the streets! -- PhlIp


See also HydrogenHydroxide http://www.armory.com/~crisper/DHMO/.

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