Ambient levels of Dihydrogen Monoxide in Los Angeles is causing concern today among Los Angeles Firefighters, who want to make sure that residents are aware of their concerns.
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 unstable radical Hydroxide, the components of which are found in a number of compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerine and Ethyl Alcohol.
Why haven't you heard about Dihydrogen Monoxide before?
Historically, the dangers of DHMO have been considered minor and manageable. While the more significant dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide are currently addressed by a number of agencies including FDA, FEMA and CDC, public awareness of Dihydrogen Monoxide is lower than many of us think it should be.
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Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department