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Helium-Balloon Ban Needed

Editor,

We need to do something about these helium-filled balloons. I find them littering the beaches and back-country wherever I go. They are a menace to wildlife. Marine life and birds can ingest the balloons and become entangled and strangled by the strings, which are not biodegradable.

 

Mayor Jane Egly has placed this on the City Council’s agenda for April. I hope there will be considerable support for a ban on the sale and use of helium-filled balloons in Laguna. If people wish to have balloons, they can be filled with air. This way they will not fly away and pollute the environment.

 

Charles Alban, Laguna Beach

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