How long does a latex helium-filled balloon last?

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How long does a latex helium-filled balloon last?
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Helium-filled balloons are often associated with parties, family gatherings and fun public functions. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours, but their festive lifespan can be short-lived.

Ballon Shelf Life

Helium-filled latex balloon last 16 to 24 hours after inflation. Helium balloons should be filled right before use.

Other Helium Ballons

Latex balloons are only one form of balloon. Helium-filled mylar balloons can last up to two weeks.

Extending Balloon Life

Storing the balloons properly is the best way to guarantee they will last. All helium-filled balloons should be stored in large plastic bags. Storing them in a cool, dry place also will help extend the life of the balloons.

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