If your children are trick-or-treating tonight, there are several key health risks to bring up.

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Safety tips for parents of trick-or-treaters

October 31, 2018 - 4:30 am

KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. 

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you are over 30-years-old, you probably have memories of trick-or-treating always occurring on Halloween day, but for many good reasons including child safety and the ability of parents to trick-or-treat with their children, there are various celebrations and chances to grab the candy loot throughout the week and weekend instead. 

If your children are trick-or-treating tonight, there are several key health risks I need to bring up. First, make sure that the children have reflective costumes, as people coming home from work may not realize there are children walking through the neighborhood until it's too late.  

Accompany your children, if at all possible, while trick-or-treating and insist that they do not eat any candy until you are able to examine it at home. 

One final point is to make sure that your child can easily see through their mask and don't have their vision obstructed.