FaradaySaysHelium

WHAT SEEMS LIKE INNOCENT FUN 
CAN BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS

Helium is perfectly safe in balloons and safe when balloons are deflated in open and well-ventilated areas but, inhaling it from balloons can be dangerous.

Helium displaces oxygen in your lungs when you inhale it, which can cause suffocation and you won’t even realize it. Even a little breath can cause you to become dizzy or lightheaded without warning, which could lead to an injury. This lack of oxygen to the brain can damage your nervous system with lifelong effects and it can be fatal within seconds. Also, a tiny helium bubble can enter your bloodstream, which can damage your organs. This can also lead to stroke or heart attack.

At TBC, safety is our top priority. Make it yours too. So if you see someone about to inhale helium to talk funny, be their hero and stop them.

Helium Safety Video from Air Products