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The most dangerous chemical in the world


I hope you're sitting down as you read this. My intention is not to cause panic and anguish in the community, but you need to know that we are facing a grave and immanent danger. There is an insidious, uncontrolled substance running rampant through society and nobody's doing a damned thing about it. Potent? This stuff can turn a Leopard tank into a mound of rust. Dangerous? It can smash through cement walls and devastate entire towns - even cities. Harmful to the planet? It reconfigures entire landscapes, causes acid rain and is a major contributor to the greenhouse effect.

I hope you're sitting down as you read this. My intention is not to cause panic and anguish in the community, but you need to know that we are facing a grave and immanent danger. There is an insidious, uncontrolled substance running rampant through society and nobody's doing a damned thing about it.

Potent? This stuff can turn a Leopard tank into a mound of rust. Dangerous? It can smash through cement walls and devastate entire towns - even cities. Harmful to the planet? It reconfigures entire landscapes, causes acid rain and is a major contributor to the greenhouse effect.

What's more, this chemical is everywhere. In our hospitals, our schools, our homes - even ourselves. It's been found in the tumors of terminal cancer patients and it's known to be present in every organ of our bodies.

Can it kill you? In a variety of ways. In solid form it's been known to cause severe tissue damage. As a gas it can leave you with third degree burns. Inhaling it as a liquid will kill you stone dead in minutes.

Now for the bad news - we're all addicted to it. Can't live without it. Total withdrawal will cause headaches, weight loss, major organ failure and ultimately, certain death.

And the name of this nightmare chemical that threatens our future and rules our destiny? Some call it DHMO - dihydrogen monoxide. It's also known as hydroxyl acid.

Most folks just call it water.

See Thursday's Advertiser for full story.

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