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Spooky Safety

With Halloween just days away, many might be picking out costumes and gearing up for the holiday. There are some dangers associated with a night of trick or treating.  

Costumes, spooky decorations and Halloween candy can all seem like a fun filled holiday, but not for many younger kids.

Health experts said parents should make sure costumes and mask fit comfortably and don't cause scratching or irritation, or that kids don't overheat in them. Experts also said being out at night can also cause problems, like tripping or falling.

The Community Healthcare Center wants parents to be more aware.

Doctor Lawrence Lyford, Pediatrician at Community Healthcare Center, said, "It's your parental responsibility to keep your kids safe." Dr. Lyford added, "If you think safety first, that's the most important thing you can do. There are other ways to have fun around Halloween."

Health experts encourage parents to keep a close eye on their kids candy bags. Also, to be very careful of any healthy options passed out. Experts said typically items like apples or other fruit, are more likely to contain  dangerous elements.

 

Natalie Garcia,  Newschannel 6 

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