Counting on day 104

24th  February 2022

Safe guarding scarce resources.

Helium is a naturally occurring gas. It is very light and once released it quickly escapes to the edges of the earth’s  atmosphere. Where helium has become trapped in rock strata it can be Helium extracted for commercial use. It cannot be chemically manufactured and is therefore a limited finite resource.  Helium is is a key component in the operating of MRI scanners. 

It is surely irresponsible to use it to fill party balloons? 

Author: Judith Russenberger

Environmentalist and theologian, with husband and three grown up children plus one cat, living in London SW14. I enjoy running and drinking coffee - ideally with a friend or a book.

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