Hydroxylic Acid Alert! …Is it in *your* food?

Each and every year, Hydroxylic Acid, also known by its more complex chemical name, μ-oxido dihydrogen, is directly responsible for hundreds, if not thousands of deaths worldwide. The international industrial conglomerates collectively known as ‘Big Food’ are well aware of this, but this clearly means little to these impersonal corporate giants, as the compound is used extensively throughout the agri-business industry and all too frequently ends up in the packaged products that you and I eat on a daily basis…

A recent survey of commonly consumed foodstuffs revealed that, out of four hundred and fifty foodstuffs selected at random from grocery store shelves, a staggering percentage contained Hydroxylic Acid in more than just trace amounts! When you consider that this colorless and odorless substance is not only used in the production of Styrofoam, but also as a flame retardant and as a common industrial solvent, you have to wonder: Is there something that ‘Big Food’ is not telling us?

Specific tests are not being undertaken on a regular basis, unfortunately, but the evidence points very strongly to the proposition that Hydroxylic Acid is present in significant numbers of malignant tumors taken both surgically and in post-mortem cases. This is true in liver, bowel and pancreatic cancers and the results are the same not just for clinical studies involving laboratory animals but human patients too… How is it then, that food companies can get way with using this substance not only at the agricultural level, but in many stages of food manufacture and processing as well?

Recently, I came across an article written by a young lady who warned her readers of the dangers of consuming ‘chemical cocktails’. This article, I assure you, is a real one, but I hesitate to provide a link as I do not wish to draw attention to the courageous blogger in question, particularly as one never knows what blogs the agents of ‘Big Food’ might be monitoring. In any event, this young lady provided some stern warnings and gave us the following piece of advice (and I quote):

‘Don’t buy anything that has any numbers or words you aren’t familiar with’.

These are sage words indeed. Clearly, as this writer suggests, if a chemical name is unfamiliar it is obviously harmful and should be avoided at all costs. The problem, though, is that, when it comes to Hydroxylic Acid, following this general strategy just might not be enough!

You can scan food label after food label and not once come across the words ‘Hydroxylic Acid’, nor any of its chemical ‘aliases’ such as ‘μ-oxido dihydrogen’, or ‘dihydrogen monoxide’. The reason for this is that food companies can (quite legally) avoid doing so by resorting to a few tricks. Firstly, the substance often gets specified under some innocuous name and secondly (and much more commonly), these industrial conglomerates are able to practice a little subterfuge by merely listing other ingredients that themselves contain the compound. Tamarind extract and certain fruit concentrates, to name a couple of examples, are frequently added to a number of condiments but ‘Big Food’ is under no legal obligation to inform you that all of these may very well contain Hydroxylic Acid in clinically significant amounts.

What then, is it about this chemical that makes it not merely potentially harmful, but actually deadly in certain cases?

Some astute readers will have noticed the similarity between the name ‘dihydrogen monoxide’ and the more familiar ‘carbon monoxide’. Is there, one wonders, a connection between carbon monoxide poisoning and various food additives? If this notion troubles you, then let me divert you with this startling but very real fact…

  • Sudden death directly attributable to Hydroxylic acid very often occurs as a result of ‘accidental’ inhalation!!

At this point, I could toss out a few terms like ‘Monoamine Oxidase’ and ‘Fractional distillation’ but I don’t want a lot of ‘science’ to get in the way of some popular misconceptions. Firstly, Hydroxylic Acid is molecule with a ‘polar’ structure. Basically, this means that certain electrical forces cause atoms within the molecule to rest at an angle of 104.45 degrees to each other, and this gives the substance some unique properties. At certain temperature ranges, Hydroxylic Acid actually expands where other substances contract and it is in this state (and especially in this state) that it can indirectly present some potential, but very real hazards. By the way, let me repeat that the relevant angle here is 104.45 degrees… *NOT* 105… if this doesn’t immediately strike you, then bear in mind what out brave young blogger had to say about unfamiliar ‘numbers’ and think very, very carefully about the possible ramifications!

The fact that this chemical is a ‘Polar’ molecule has some very real impact on residents of Arctic regions. Each year, tons of industrial contaminants are carried across the poles from Asia and are deposited here on this continent. Accidental spills of Hydroxylic acid occur from time to time, but it is also true that the chemical is regularly dumped into the environment intentionally with little, or no treatment at all.

The gentleman pictured above is Joe K., a resident of Pond inlet, Nunavut, and a respected elder who has an indirect connection with a former employee of the Maliiganik Tulisiiniakvik organization. Before I continue, I need to point out that he vigorously denies that has he ever been in the employ of the Canadian Intelligence Services, and quite believably avoided any suggestion that his mortgage payments are being made by any left-wing environmental group.

Recently, Mr K. took me to a local lake. “We drink from here”, he told me. “This stuff is delivered to many Inuit households by truck”.

My informant went on to tell me that, until a short time ago, he had never heard of Hydroxylic Acid and then shrugged. “But still, we all know there is something coming to us in those trucks… My people just call it Immiq…”

Clearly, one might educate oneself on the various components of the food and drink we consume, and possibly even rely on the information provided by credentialed experts in connection with such things, or, as a much safe alternative, we can simply take the advice of the young lady blogger mentioned above and avoid any substance whose name sounds suspiciously like some sort of chemical.

The choice is yours…

38 thoughts on “Hydroxylic Acid Alert! …Is it in *your* food?”

  1. What a sensational post. Id love to see some research into this, cause it sounds quite damning. Definitely why I promote organics and food sustainability.

      1. My problem is a lifelong addiction to this chemical. Where can I get professional help? Can you recommend a support group or suitable counselling service?

  2. Which is why I am so very careful about what I eat and do research and not just blindly consume so-called edible packaged food. If you disappear suddenly, I’ll know why. Big Food (and big government) want their profits and they don’t care how they get it. The Truth is Out There, is the tagline of one of my favorite classic TV shows. Keep up the good posts. Knowledge is power.

    1. We should all do a little research in chemistry, specifically acid naming procedure. I’m sure it would be very interesting to know exactly what’s in those packaged foods 😉

    2. Don’t think you quite understand, but whenever you get the time google “hydroxylic acid” to see what it actually is, I’m sure you would be more enlightened than scared.

    3. So what if they aren’t kind? You’re an insufferable idiot and take everything at face value without the tiniest amount of critical thought. You and people like you should be insulted and laughed at, you and your kind are the cause of countless problems in the world.

      Don’t take this lighthearded satiric article so lightly. It’s without question presented to kick idiots like you awake, and yet you, instead of learning to behave differently, feel somehow offended when you are shown to be a witless waste of breath.

      1. My goodness. Aren’t you just the most judgemental piece of Organic Idiocy placed on this earth. I don’t know why you, who know nothing about me feel so oblibed to be so rude, but hey, if it makes you feel superior, have at it. You obviously have nothing better to do than to be hateful to a total stranger. Have a nice day.

  3. Lol I love people that take this seriously, some people let their opinions get in the way of thinking sometimes; excellent post 🙂

  4. Here are three points, since no one provided real criticism of your post, as far as I could tell — people missed the point and became part of the joke, or were so eager to demonstrate that they took a course in chemistry or know how to use google that they said almost nothing. First, criticizing scientific illiteracy is fine, but criticism of the scientifically illiterate seems to me misdirected, and this seems to target people more than social systems. Shoddy public education rather than a crisis of personal responsibility leads to an ignorant populace. Secondly, the tone of your article implies that people who distrust “Big Food,” i.e. corporate motives and labeling schemes in food production and marketing, are alarmists or misinformed. That might be true of some environmentalists, but there is plenty of real deception in the production and marketing of food, which people should be concerned about. Finally, you should consider editing your writing if you’re going to include criticisms of other bloggers or writers. I’m sure they’re terrible writers, but your post is extremely repetitive and childishly written, and you should at least take the trouble to correct your typos, e.g., “safer” instead of “safe.”

    1. I think that most people felt no need to ‘criticize’ my post since it is quite clearly a light-hearted ‘fluff’ piece meant for idle entertainment and nothing more. I should also point out that I am neither a journalist nor a professional writer and I do this as a bit of a hobby for fun… I really don’t feel like taking any more ‘trouble’ to correct any typos than those I happen to catch already.

      I seem for some odd reason to have struck some sort of nerve with you… I can’t think why. Perhaps you might be happier reading elsewhere.

      1. I’m happy providing criticism, if I think it’s well-founded criticism. Public discourse doesn’t exist just so people can agree with each other and receive mutual applause. You should read my post more carefully if you think that you’ve “struck some sort of nerve” “for some odd reason.” My whole post was an explanation of which nerves you struck and why. I’m also not sure why you believe that doing something as a hobby is an excuse to do it poorly. You don’t have to be a professional journalist to write with some thought or effort.

  5. People – are you stupid?

    Hydroxylic acid is water.

    Water. Odorless and tasteless. Duh. H20 is just HOH – hydrogen and hydroxide.

  6. Great post! But you forgot to mention how Big Pharm is involved as well…they’ve brainwashed doctors into recommending several glasses of the stuff daily 😉

  7. Watch out for Hydroxylic acid. It’s a colorless, tasteless, odorless fluid, but just a spoonful of it can kill a grown man.
    It’s only found in very small quantities in space, but it can still be lethal.

  8. You guys should really be worried about “big food” put hydrogen hydroxide into your food. I heard that hydrogen hydroxide is like, 1000 times worse compared to hydroxylic acid.

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