Oct. 8, 2001

halloweenThe Trick Is To Have A Safe Halloween

A safe Halloween is just a few tricks away according to the staff at the California Poison Control System-San Diego Division, located at UCSD Medical Center. The following are safety precautions for parents to help them keep Halloween safe:

Tips for Trick-or-Treating

candyTreats

costumesCostumes

Pumpkin Carving/Jack O’Lanterns

Poison Center staff members stress that careful review of all treats by parents is the best prevention for poisoning incidents. Parents who find any candy that has been tampered with should report the incident to the Police Department. If children are experiencing any symptoms following ingestion of food or candy, parents should call the California Poison Control System-San Diego Division at (800) 876-4766. The Center is open 24-hours per day, seven days a week.

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Poison Control LogoMedia Contact:
Eileen Callahan
619-543-6163
ecallahan@ucsd.edu

UCSD Health Sciences Communications HealthBeat: http://health.ucsd.edu/news/