By: Mission Healthy Living
October 31, 2016
Happy Halloween! Tonight neighborhoods all across the U.S. will be filled with creatures of all kinds: ghosts, goblins, zombies, witches, fairies and princesses alike. To ensure your trick or treaters have safe travels on their quest for sweet treats, follow these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Swords, knives and any other costume accessory should be soft and flexible.
Avoid trick or treating alone! Always walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Fasten reflective tape onto costumes or treat bags to help drivers see you once the sun goes down.
Examine all treats received thoroughly! Do NOT eat any candy that has not be checked first by an adult. Check for choking hazards or tampering before consuming. Enjoy your treats in moderation!
Hold a flashlight when trick-or-treating to help you see others and others see you. Walk from house to house and don't run!
Always test costume makeup in a small area of skin before wearing. Wash off before bed to prevent skin irritation.
Look both ways before crossing the street and always use crosswalks when possible.
Lower your risk for eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic when possible.
Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and accessories so as to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
Eat only factory-wrapped treats and avoid eating homemade treats from strangers.
Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses and never accept rides from strangers.
Never walk with lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
Wishing you and yours a spooktacular day!