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    I knew and still use helium balloons. I'm a terrible person. I work in a lab and we use it a lot there.

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    I didn't know there was a shortage of it!? I assumed there was heaps of Helium. You can buy a helium canister and twenty balloons for about $40 from most 'crazy Clarke' type shops

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    I had no idea, thanks for posting this.

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    Wow, I didn't know. I don't use helium for party balloons, just good old fashioned air! 🎈

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeymourTheBear View Post
    There's also a massive shortage of tungsten (which is used in drill bits, mining equipment and specialist lighting) because the countries that control it have profited of the sale and widespread use of it for decades.

    There are some things that can be used in its place, but all are man made and will have further consequences for the environment.

    Oh and when I googled shortage of tungsten, shortage of helium came up so hopefully more people are becoming aware of it.
    Huh there you go. Dh's wedding ring is made of tungsten- well was, before it broke.

    Never knew helium was a natural gas. Never knew there could be a shortage. Learn something new every day. We usually do at least a couple of helium balloons for the birthday parties.... wont do it this year.

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    Yes! Thank you for posting this!
    I've actually thought about posting about this here and on facebook but didn't want to look too weird/preachy/bossy so have never got around to it.
    DP and I both work in scientific research and so use a lot of helium for various experiments and equipment, things which won't be possible if/when it runs out. We're always appalled when we see it being wasted on balloons…

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    I don't use helium, but I had no idea. Thanks for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nudge88 View Post
    I didn't know there was a shortage of it!? I assumed there was heaps of Helium. You can buy a helium canister and twenty balloons for about $40 from most 'crazy Clarke' type shops
    Yup, I used one of those packs last year before I found out about the helium shortage. Like most people, I had no idea and helium balloons were a staple decoration for every party!

    Quote Originally Posted by deku View Post
    Yes! Thank you for posting this!
    I've actually thought about posting about this here and on facebook but didn't want to look too weird/preachy/bossy so have never got around to it.
    DP and I both work in scientific research and so use a lot of helium for various experiments and equipment, things which won't be possible if/when it runs out. We're always appalled when we see it being wasted on balloons…
    I considered not posting for that reason but I figured if even a few people gained awareness it was worth any flack I might cop for it. ☺️

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    I had no idea! I've never bought it myself, we just blow up balloons.. well DF blows them up and I hang them up 😄


 

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