Pioneer Balloon Company
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 09:36:42 -0800
From: Jeanne & Dave Cockcroft <>
Subject: Helium Deaths

Hi friends, 
   I just heard on the news this morning that the two people who died in a
blimp while repairing was caused by the release of helium into the chamber
they were in.  I have heard of one other person dying because he inhaled
too much helium. 

 This is not a good thing for our industry.  I really think we need to do
more education on the dangers of inhaling helium.  The FedX ad sounds
really irresponsible.  Do they know the dangers of inhaling helium?  So
many people think it is OK. 

 I too discourage my clients and tell them that it is like a drug in that
it kills brain cells.  Where can we get more correct information?  Maybe
someone could write up a pamphlet about it? 

 Jeanne Cockcroft, CBA

Balloon Designs by Jeanne
2844 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, Ca. 91362
Phone (805) 496-3751 Fax (805) 496-6848
Toll Free (888) 996-3751 
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