Re: Why is the federal government involved in setting helium
Aug 10, 2012, 12:36 PM
Helium is regulated because it was used in both world wars, and as such was a war material.
Helium is *not* one of the most abundant gases on earth. You can't manufacture it directly; but it is a byproduct of natural gas extraction and purification. And if the gov't doesn't regulate it, companies could possibly just release it into the atmosphere.