Et tu, Oxygen?


…Or should that be “O – 2, Oxygen?” 

The EPA is set to receive comments on CO2 as a harmful pollutant, a major greenhouse gas.  Perhaps we should inititate a similar process for oxygen.  Consider this bill of particulars:

  • When inhaled in high concentrations, oxygen induces dizziness, light-headedness, dangerous behavior, and disorientation.
  • In the presence of materials containing carbon, oxygen is highly combustible, and can produce dangerous explosions.
  • Oxygen is responsible for widespread and continuous deterioration of important infrastructure through the process of rust and corrosion, often leading to failure and deaths. 

3 Responses to Et tu, Oxygen?

  1. mark says:

    oh, and water too, don’t forget water. Both vapour and the even more perilous liquid form, not to mention the dangers of its solid state. Nitrogen seems pretty benign – we should promote that, I think.

  2. lichanos says:

    You have a point, but without oxygen, there is no water! QED!

  3. bobby says:

    oxygen rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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