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Your Healthy Family: Halloween safety reminders


When it comes to Halloween safety, and trick or treating there are a few basic safety tips that can keep your kids safe and out of the Urgent Care or Emergency Room on Halloween night.

Dr. Ian Tullberg, Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial says it starts, with when you should start your trick or treating.  

"When you go out trick or treating go out when it's daylight not when it's dark.  One of the biggest problems people we have is pedestrian vs. car accidents when kids dart out between cars.  When it comes to costumes make sure they are very visible.  You don't want masks that cover up your field of vision.  Another thing is have a flashlight on your kids if they are out after dark, or glow rings.  Those can ensure you can see them at all times.  Make sure you are monitoring your kids under the age of 12.  You don't want to just turn them loose, and make sure you know houses you’re going to,"

When your kids return home with all that candy, Dr. Tullberg says to give it a close look before you let them dig in.

"If you are unsure if anything was tampered with, if the wrapper is loose throw it away.  It’s better to be safe rather than sorry.  If you’re are unsure of a candy perhaps it's a foreign candy that was brought in from another country, just throw it away if you haven't heard of it.  Unfortunately there’s a lot of edible marijuana stuff out there that looks like candy and that has been a problem in the past so be very careful."

Here’s to a happy and safe Halloween.

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