Petition Get DiHydrogren Monoxide out of our lakes, rivers, and oceans Get DiHydrogren Monoxide out of our lakes, rivers, and oceans. It has killed thousands of people every year. Dihydrogen monoxide: is called "hydroxyl acid", the substance is the major component of acid rain. contributes to the "greenhouse effect". may cause severe burns. is fatal if inhaled. contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape. accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals. may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes. has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients. Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used: as an industrial solvent and coolant. in nuclear power plants. in the production of Styrofoam. as a fire retardant. in many forms of cruel animal research. in the distribution of pesticides. Even after washing, produce remains contaminated by this chemical. as an additive in certain "junk-foods" and other food products. 0 people have signed this petition. View Signatures Petition Ending Date was Reached on August 24, 2012 The compiled petition with signatures is presented to the petition recipients on the ending date.