Helium balloon releases may be banned in Atlantic County parks – USAPosted on April 11, 2019 by DrRossH in Balloons
NORTHFIELD _ The Atlantic County freeholders are expected to adopt an ordinance Tuesday to ban the release of helium filled balloons in any county park.
Balloons eventually deflate and fall to Earth, where they become a source of non-biodegradeable material that pollutes waterways and can harm the health of marine animals. Balloons — like other types of plastics — can break down into smaller pieces that can be mistaken for food and eaten by sea life.
They are unnecessary and only cause harm when they come down.