The Dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide

Can you decide whether the listed facts about the dangers of the chemical dihydrogen monoxide are true (T) or false (F)?

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Accidental inhalation of DHMO (even in small quantities) can be fatal.
Prolonged exposure to DHMO as a solid causes severe tissue damage.
DHMO is a major component of acid rain.
DHMO as a gas can cause major burns.
DHMO leads to soil erosion.
DHMO leads to the corrosion of many metals.
If it contaminates electrical systems, DHMO can cause short-circuiting.
Exposure to DHMO can decrease the effectiveness of automobile brakes dramatically.
DHMO is often associated with killer storms in the southern United States.
DHMO is found in commercial oven-cleaning products.
The recent CIA torture report listed DHMO as a chemical used in a torture method.
Many Tour de France cyclists have been found using DHMO to enhance performance.
DHMO is a contributor to the greenhouse effect.
Significant levels of DHMO were found in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
The official autopsy of John F. Kennedy showed that he had DHMO in his body prior to his death.
Most leading chemists consider DHMO to be a significant threat to human health if we continue to use it in foodstuffs.
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