STATEWIDE – Doctors are issuing parents a warning this Halloween weekend.
They are offering reminders of child safety before heading out the door. That starts with the costume. Officials warn against buying over-the-counter decorative contact lenses get a prescription from a doctor. Face paint is recommended over masks, but make sure the paint is safe.
“Things like wearing face paint, non-toxic as opposed to masks is also important. Masks can obscure vision and make it difficult for children to see and tend to be darker.” Dr. Heather Evans, Director of Family Medicine, St. Joseph Hospital
The Northern New England Poison Control Center says items like glow-sticks are non-toxic. However, if a child comes into contact with the liquid rinse with soap and water.
Other Halloween safety tips can be found here.