Here's a YouTube clip of a Penn and Teller stunt in which people were convinced to sign a petition to ban "dihydrogen monoxide," also known as water.
When I was a Wired editor back in the 1990's, another Wired editor and I sent around email to the company with an anti "dihydrogen monoxide" screed ("I even saw our chef wiping down the counter with this stuff -- it kills hundreds of people a year!")
Link (Bonus -- super old Boing Boing vestigial page about deadly "dihydrogen monoxide.") (Thanks, Coop!)
DHMO information site. They have links to the CDC and EPA (and more), so they're for reals.
Also, Snopes has a story about a 14 year old's 1997 high school science project using info nearly identical to yours.
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