You must have been aware that Helium is in shortage as you walk into any party decor shops, helium tanks are so freaking expensive right?
So what is Helium and why is Helium in shortage?
Helium is odorless, colorless and tasteless gas. Helium uses can be practiced in organic chemistry area, medical field up to aerospace industry.
The lack of helium, means that noninvasive, life-saving MRI scans for detecting damage to organs and tissues would be in a severe problem in medical field. It also affects physics research for not being able to use electromagnetic fields to send changed particles at high speeds. The list goes on…
Graduation season has also become a peak time of helium shortage due to the high demand of floating balloons. As a party decor company, we feel an obligation to prevent over-using helium as we have figured out many other ways to make balloons float on ceiling.