To see just how easy it is to scare people with facts, stats, and percentages just look at this website.
I would first like to inform you that all of the information on this site about Dihydrogen Monoxide is true. I would also like to inform you that Dihydrogen Monoxide is better known by its chemical formula H2O commonly called water or agua in Spanish.
People actually signed a petition to ban water under the name DHMO as a result of the facts used on this site.
For instance DHMO can be lethal if inhaled even in small amounts. Which most of us know as drowning. The purpose of this tom foolery was simply to demonstrate how easily we are manipulated by rhetoric and how easy it is to make facts tell the story you want them to.
Impressed? I'm not.