Helium shortage affecting party suppliers

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(KTVI) - The world is facing a critical helium shortage which threatens more than this guy's free-floating helium-filled pasttime.

Helium is also used to produce computer chips, optical fiber and medical lasers and it's used in MRI scans.

There's a shortage because the U.S. government produced 75 percent of the world's helium and it will no longer do so because of a 1996 Congressional mandate.

Elise Rhoades with American Carnival Supply talks about the lack of supply.

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