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Asked in Technology
What is a balloon made out of?
Your common balloon is made of latex, which many people are allergic to, do they are not allowed in some hospitals. Balloons are also made from plastic materials, rubber, and composites. There are also shiny balloons made of aluminum, and non-allergic balloons made of Mylar. ...
Asked in Noble Gases
Explain why helium-filled Mylar-foil balloons can float freely for several weeks but latex balloons for less than 24-hours?
Mylar-foil balloons are less porous to helium than latex balloons. Basically, it takes helium longer to seep through the Mylar-foil. ...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Immune System
What are the standard precautions as applied to bloodborne pathogens?
A standard precaution applying to bloodborne pathogens is to wear non-latex gloves. It has to be non-latex because some people are allergic to latex so it has to be non-latex gloves. ...
Asked in Allergies, Spina Bifida
What are the symptoms of being allergic to latex?
The symptoms of being allergic to latex are itching, rash in the area where you are touched with latex, such as any area a doctor touches while wearing latex gloves or any area touched by a latex balloon, and sneezing, itching of the nose, runny eyes, the same as any other allergy. If you are allergic to latex, you should consult a doctor, because there is a possibility of an extreme reaction called anaphylactic shock. Many people who have Spina Bifida...
Are latex balloons dangerous for a 6 year old's party?
Latex balloons are typically safe for use with children of that age, as they will be old enough to know not to attemt to eat them. Since none of the children are allergic, there is no danger of an alergic reaction either. ...
Asked in Noble Gases
Helium balloons vs carbon dioxide?
Helium balloons deflate faster because the molecules are smaller and can seep through the smallest of holes. ... Except that this isn't what happens. Try inflating some latex balloons with CO2 (use a chemical reaction with baking soda to generate it) and compare them to helium balloons. It's amazing to see how quickly the CO2 balloons shrivel up. Note: balloons made of mylar or other materials might behave more in line with theory, but CO2 escapes from latex balloons quickly. ...
Asked in Weddings
What are some of the most popular varieties of balloons used in weddings?
Latex personalized balloons are very popular for weddings today. Photos and personalized messages can be ordered. Another popular choice is the helium filled mylar balloons. These are the metallic floating balloons. ...
What if your child has a latex balloon allergy and what are school policies regarding rubber balloons?
Here are some balloon tips and ideas for those who suffer from latex allergies: For water balloon parties, use the zip lock brand small sandwich snack bags filled in a bucket and sealed underwater, also the cheap small baggies (with no zip seal) can be filled with water and twisted/tied with a rubber band or twistie tie that you find in the produce section of the supermarket. Also we sell the 4" mylars in round, heart and star shape in all colors, fill...