Balloons & Beyond
|Posted on 30 October, 2015 at 11:10|
Halloween Balloons Safety Advice
Halloween is always a good time of year to have a drink and a good laugh with friends, especially when you are surrounded by helium filled balloons. But it’s important to stay safe this Halloween and resist the urge to inhale the helium.
One of the main reasons it’s important not to inhale helium is because it starves your body of oxygen. Whilst you may think that a few seconds of inhaling the helium won’t have an effect, you’re wrong. If the oxygen in your body is displaced you may start to experience signs of asphyxia which can result in death.
You might think this seems rather dramatic. But take a step back and evaluate if a few laughs with friends is worth leaving your friends and family behind.
It’s also important to remember that all of our balloons are treated with Hi-Float which is a solution of plastic material dissolved in water. Hi-Float can take a few hours to dry once inside of a balloon meaning that whilst inhaling the helium you will also be ingesting the Hi-Float which could cause severe problems if it reaches your lungs.
Please stay safe this Halloween and stop your friends, family and children from inhaling helium.