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Halloween Hazards

What to watch out for

(HealthDayNews) -- Before your young witch or wizard heads out for Halloween, the American College of Emergency Physicians suggests you protect your kids against potential hazards.

Here are some tips:

  • Trick or treat only where you know the neighbors.
  • Only visit homes with decorations and porch lights on.
  • Check your kids' treats before they sample them.
  • Have them wear bright colors that will be clearly visible to motorists.
  • Make sure their masks don't impair their vision.
  • Check that their costumes are flame resistant. Remind your kids to stay away from the open flames of candles and Jack O'Lanterns.
  • Avoid costumes with trailing hemlines or billowing sleeves that your kids can trip over.
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