Letter: Hazards of Helium Balloons


Thank you so much for your informative and very important editorial titled “Up Up and Away” on the environmental hazards of helium balloons. Too often you see them strewn along beaches and tangled in trees.

I think there must be other ways to have festive decorations to celebrate birthdays, etc. without using something that’s going to add more dangers and debris to the environment.
Sadly too many people don’t realize this or choose to shrug it off. I sincerely hope the bans on the beaches and fines will deter further use of balloons.

—Dawn Estey

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