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Halloween safety tips to keep you and your family safe

Posted at 6:39 AM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 09:45:21-04

Halloween can be one of the most fun holidays of the year for both children and adults.

The Carondelet Health Network has a few tips to help keep your family and friends safe this Halloween:

The Costume
  • Avoid wearing cosmetic contact lenses, as they can cause eye damage, including corneal abrasions, allergic reactions, infection, pain, and vision loss.
  • To avoid trips and falls, make sure masks fit well and don’t block vision.
  • Test makeup in a small area before applying to prevent an allergic reaction.
  • Costume props, such as swords and knives, should be tips are smooth and flexible to prevent injury.
  • Wear fire-resistant costumes in case you accidentally stand too close to a candlelit jack-o’-lantern.
  • Make sure costumes aren’t too long and shoes fit correctly so you don’t trip and fall.
The Adventure
  • Stay on the sidewalks, and only cross only at intersections. Don’t cross or hide between parked cars. Look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Carry a flashlight to guide your path and make you more visible to traffic.
  • Wear reflective tape on your costume so drivers can better see you.
  • Trick-or-treat in a group with adult supervision.
  • Do not enter homes to get candy.