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Helium Facts

Helium Facts

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HELIUM FACTS

Helium is a gas (commonly know as balloon gas) and is used to float balloons, which is non-toxic and non-flammable.

Helium that has been deemed unfit for purification for medical use (anything less than 99% pure) is then sold to the manufacturing sector second and finally the balloon industry.

Most helium is used for Medical Professions, Space Programs and manufacturing industries.

The balloon industry only uses approximately 5%-7% of the total world supply of helium. Therefore, having helium balloons at your event will NOT be reducing the supply or availability of helium for other sectors, including medical purposes.

However, helium is no laughing matter!   DO NOT INHALE OR SUCK HELIUM! IT CAN CAUSE DEATH!! 

 The party trick of inhaling a balloon full of helium to change your voice is dangerous and must be discouraged at all times. 

Evidence has proven that helium inhalation can be fatal. Symptoms and signs are similar to that of Asphyxia. The inhalation of helium displaces a persons supply of oxygen in the blood stream and can cause dizziness, unconsciousness and possibly death especially if you are asthmatic.

 

 

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