Et tu, Oxygen?

April 22, 2009


…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.