Fear mongering seems to be the most commonly used tactic to influence people’s minds nowadays. There are a lot of things to be worried about, so slick marketers do their best at using fear and generic factual data to generate the desired response. DiHydrogen Monoxide is a great example of this fear mongering tactic (taken from Wikipedia)
- 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.
In case you didn’t figure it out yet, dihydrogen monoxide is simply water. So you can see how easy it is to flip generic facts into fear-generating propaganda.
This article by Skeptoid’s Brian Dunning goes over each ingredient that is listed in vaccines, as well as some just rumored to be listed, and clarifies the facts about each one. Once you understand the ingredients, you are less vulnerable to fear-mongering tactics and able to make a more informed decision.