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Stay out of that balloon!

On June 3, the bodies of two college students were found inside a giant helium balloon in Florida. The week before, a 10 year old in New Jersey collapsed at a birthday party after sucking helium from a balloon. Is helium really that dangerous? It can be. Breathing in pure helium deprives the body of oxygen, as if you were holding your breath. If you couldn’t breathe at all, you’d start to die …

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