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No Trick to Treating Children (and Adults) to a Safe Halloween
The Emergency Department staff at UC San Diego Health System - along with the California Poison Control System - San Diego Division located at UC San Diego Medical Center- offer the following safety precautions to help parents and guardians make Halloween safe.
“The Poison Center recommends that parents carefully check all treats before allowing their trick-or-treaters to taste anything,” said Cantrell. “This is the best way to prevent 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 800-222-1222. The Poison Center is open 24-hours per day, seven days a week.
Alcohol Consumption Warning
Emergency physicians in UC San Diego Health System’s Emergency Departments say they experience an upswing in alcohol-related incidents. “Unfortunately, we can almost always count on an increase,” said Theodore Chan, MD, Medical Director of UC San Diego’s emergency department. “Those numbers can be reduced if adult partiers take a moderate approach to alcohol consumption and designate a driver before the evening’s festivities begin.”
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