A Conversation for Helium balloons, and the effects of helium on your voice
mack Started conversation May 29, 2003
This is a very bad article, it promotes the fun of talking like Donald Duck and only way at the end of the article is a very weak warning. Also others who see people do this, will try it and they will not even be aware of even that warning. How do I know, because one month ago I lost my 18 year old son to inhaled helium, he was just trying to make some little two year olds laugth at their birthday party and instead he died. So please do not promote this activity as it looks so fun, but people see it and copy it without being aware of the risks or any safty precautions and then they can so easly died like my son.
Thank you, Mack
Mina Posted May 29, 2003
I'm so sorry to hear about your son, I can't imagine how you must feel. It must be a very difficult and painful time for you.
Although this is not an Edited Entry, we will remove the comments that seem to encourage others to try this at birthday parties. We have made sure that the risks are fully explained in this entry, and the Edited Guide copy.
Thank you for alerting us to this.
mack Posted May 30, 2003
Thank you very much Mina for your quick response, I didnt really think anyone to see it so soon. I just want the warning to be there to try and stop it from happening to anyone else.
Thanks again Peter
Mina Posted May 30, 2003
Our aim is to explain, rather than encourage. Thanks for helping us to meet this aim.
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