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5 Shocking Halloween Health Hazards

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susan_harr6 years ago

Most parents experience a healthy dose of worry on Halloween night. From tainted candy to candle fires, it can be a dangerous world out there for trick-or-treaters. MyHealthNewsDaily has compiled a list of 5 new shocking Halloween Health Hazards for parents to consider before letting their little ghosts and goblins hit the streets.

Licorice and Heart Attacks

  • Too much black licorice can cause the body’s potassium levels to fall.
  • This can lead to abnormal heart beat, swelling of the heart, and even heart failure.
  • Caution: If a child (or adult) experiences irregular heartbeat or muscle weakness, contact a doctor right away.

Candy-Induced Diarrhea

  • The sugar substitute sorbitol can be used in certain candies.
  • Too much sorbitol can cause bloating, stomach cramps, and diarrhea.
  • Caution: Be careful how many “dietetic” candies your child consumes.

Eggs and Eye Injuries

  • Egg throwing causes serious eye injuries every Halloween.
  • Injuries include bleeding in the eye, corneal scratches, and retinal swelling.
  • Caution: To avoid looking like a real life pirate, avoid those flying eggs.

Glow Stick Poisoning

  • Calls to poison control about glow stick poisonings spike during Halloween.
  • Ingesting glow stick liquid can cause stomach irritation and/or vomiting.
  • Caution: Don’t let kids break open glow sticks and ingest the liquid. If they do, call poison control.

Lead-Laden Toys

  • Lead can be found in candy buckets and even fake teeth.
  • Lead is a neuro-toxin which can cause serious health problems.
  • Caution: If you purchase store-bought Halloween accessories, pay attention to product recalls.

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