The Horrifying Reason Why You Should NEVER Release a Balloon into the Air

We’ve all done it, and we’ve all heard not to do it, but we haven’t always seen why we shouldn’t do it.  Releasing a balloon into the air has some serious repercussions.  It has a detrimental effect on the environment and can harm animals.

The organization Balloons Blow “provides information to educate people about the destructive effects released balloons have on animals, people, and the environment, and strives to inspire and promote an eco-conscious lifestyle.”

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The organization Balloons Blow is doing their best to educate everyone about what happens when ballooned are released into the air.  See this chart below:

Amazingly enough, “Balloons can travel thousands of miles, polluting the most remote & pristine places. Once they do, they become a danger to any animal that comes in contact with it.”

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It’s easy for sea turtles and other sea life to confuse balloons for jellies.  Once a balloon is ingested, it can block the intestinal tract of an animal leading to death…

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