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Helium (He) is a very light, non-flammable, colourless, odourless and non-toxic gas. It is an asphyxiant in high concentrations. It is critical that extensive care is taken when using this product.
Medical helium is used as a vehicle for assisting respiration and gaining access to obstructed airways mainly to ensure oxygen flow into the alveoli of patients with severe respiratory obstruction. In conjunction with air and oxygen, medical helium is used for gas transfer lung function tests. Additionally liquid helium is essential for the operation and cooling of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines.
BOC Healthcare offers medical grade helium products that meet the requirements of all healthcare providers.