Halloween Safety Tips
Monday, October 31, 2016
Before you head out trick-or-treating tonight, make sure you read these tips* to ensure a healthy and safe Halloween!
Have a snack before you go trick-or-treating. This will help curb your appetite to prevent eating your candy before you get home.
Always inspect your candy to make sure it is commercially wrapped or that is hasn’t been opened.
Avoid eating any homemade treats made by strangers.
Check the candy to make sure it won’t interact with any food allergies.
If using make-up, test a small area of the skin first to make sure your skin isn’t irritated.
Remove any make-up or face paint before you go to bed.
Use reflective tape on costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
If using props such as swords or knives, make sure they are short, soft and flexible.
Make sure your costume is short enough to prevent tripping.
Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Go with a group of friends or family!
Approach only well-let houses and ones which the residents are known
Bring a flashlight with you
Never accept rides from strangers.
Only walk on sidewalks to avoid traffic and look both ways before crossing the street.
Be careful walking up and down stairs to make sure you don’t trip on your costume.
Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!
*Tips from the Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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