[SFR] Dihydrogen Monoxide in our waterways

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by coonrad, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. coonrad

    coonrad New Member

    Just wondering if anyone has any comments on the amount of Dhiydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) in our local waterways and what affect it may be having on the fisheries?

    From what I know it has spread all over the place, from the highest alpine lakes down to the mud flats of the puget sound.

    The fish have become very accustomed to DHMO to the point that if you remove the DHMO the fish will die rapidly. Can anyone confirm this?

    DHMO is spread through the environment by rainfaill, snowfall, rivers and runoff.

    DHMO research
    http://www.dhmo.org/

    Coalition to Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide
    http://descy.50megs.com/descy/webcred/webcred/dhmo.html
     
  2. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

    I rather like having it in all our waterways. It's havin' the stuff falling from the sky all winter that occasionally bothers me. And then I wish there were more of it whenever we're faced with drought.
     
  3. Walt K

    Walt K Searcher

    You guys seen the MSDS for dihydrogen monoxide? Hoo, wee. I force myself to drink some every day just to see if it doesn't kill me ...
     
  4. Monk

    Monk Redneck

    Be careful drinking that... some people cannot tolerate it and can die with very little amounts.
     
  5. Walt K

    Walt K Searcher

    I find that the scotch I mix it with tends to overcome its most toxic tendencies ...
     
  6. Mike McCluskey

    Mike McCluskey Macker of the Clan Campbell

    No known pathogens can live in Scotch or Beer....Walt K, that is a wise and prudent manuever on your part.
     
  7. ceviche

    ceviche Active Member

    It's said that W.C. Fields had something bordering an allergy to the stuff.
     
  8. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

    During one of my first interviews after college an interviewer asked me what Dihydrous monoxide was. I froze.
    Didn't get the job.
    Stay Johnny,
    cds
     
  9. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

    I don't know much about the compund so i did some research, check this out guys:

    Here are a few uses of DHMO

    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,

    as a spray-on fire suppressant and retardant,

    in abortion 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 DHM:confused:rg to vehemently deny such use),

    by both the KKK and the NAACP during rallies and marches,

    by pedophiles and pornographers (for uses we'd rather not say here),

    by the clientele at a number of homosexual 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,
    by the Serbian military as authorized by Slobodan Milosevic in their ethnic cleansing campaign,
    by many terrorist organizations,
    in community swimming pools to maintain chemical balance,

    by software engineers, including those producing DICOM software SDKs,
    in animal research laboratories, and

    in pesticide production and distribution.

    Peace,
    ~Komptonkid~
     
  10. coonrad

    coonrad New Member

    A very ubiquitous and dare I say insidious solvent.

    Thanks for your research Zen.
     
  11. Nailknot

    Nailknot Active Member

    Based on folk knowledge- combined 1:1 with whiskey frozen DHMO is cure for common cold. *

    * proceed with usual cautions: pregnant women, delicate dry fly fishers, and elderly consult doctor, etc...
     
  12. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

    I stay away from thet stuff. Fiss pish in it.:beer2:

    Jimbo
     
  13. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Geez, the next thing that they warn us about will be not to breathe the air aroung us that it is toxic.

    Jim