2 weeks, 6 days ago
Weather balloons, and other balloons, are used to study the atmosphere.
They are the cheapest and most effective method of placing equipment at the right altitude and keeping it there.
1 month, 1 week ago
but they are fun to use and play with. I was always so puzzled when I would buy a balloon and it would rise. Balloons should not be banned because they are so joyful and happy to children. THe worlds supply is much greater than that of use of the balloons.Its 2017, we shouldnt be fighing over this.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Their function is to be used in decoration. Also, you can use it as a toy.
11 months, 1 week ago
Helium is very scarce on Earth and is constantly depleting. Many applications need liquid helium for cooling. Like hospitals MRI or radiation monitors. Due to some US regulation it is currently heaviliy underprized. If we'd have free market prizes, barely anyone could even afford a ballon.
Latex balloons are the leading cause of non-food asphyxiation in young children.
They do actually have a function. From a young age, it teaches scientific notions in an involved manner that allows personal discovery. For instance, a balloon over a heating duct will float, and that's how I learned that heat rises.
11 months, 2 weeks ago
I hate balloons.
There is no reason to ban something because it serves no functional purpose.
1 year ago
they function as decoration or as toy